Why does security awareness matter?

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Programs can only do so much to protect users from cyber crime.

We each receive 5 phishing emails per day on average.

That's 1,825 attempts to steal your identity every year...

Many of which your antivirus program or spam filter simply won't recognize.

And it's increasing with every passing day as hackers become more sophisticated.

Cyber crime can personally cost you a lot.

50.5% of people over 30 report personally losing $10,437 or more after having their identity stolen. 

It takes an average of six months and roughly 200 hours of work to recover your identity after it's been compromised, according to Identity Force.

It can also lead to lowered credit scores, and even possible arrest if someone commits a crime using your identity.

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 75% of identity theft victims reported feeling emotionally traumatized after having their identity stolen.

Cyber crime can cost your business more.

For businesses, the stakes are higher.

Ransomware infects a business every 14 seconds and costs businesses $5 million in damages on average.

27.9% of businesses experience data breaches each year, and 9.6% of those who suffer a data breach go out of business.

The average financial cost of a data breach is in the neighborhood of $8.19m, and they're caused by human error 93.8% of the time.

Plus the FTC, SEC, and individual states are coming after businesses with poor security practices harder than ever, dishing out up to $5 billion in fines to individual companies.

So what can you do?

It's getting more and more dangerous to function online...

So developing security awareness is CRITICAL.

Most importantly, we (the security experts) need YOU to help keep things secure.

That's right.

In 2020, security is more than an IT or Security department function.

You need to arm yourself and your peers with the knowledge to recognize and avoid cyber attacks.

So why should you learn with me?


I’m a professional security consultant that’s helped thousands of individuals as well as people from dozens of organizations learn how to defend themselves from increasingly crafty cyber criminals.

Some of the organizations that have depended on my help in recent years include the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Department of the Interior

It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to develop a culture that prioritizes cyber security. 

The training and security implementation are no longer soIely IT or security team functions.

They are now functions for everyone.

I'm here to help each and every one of us to learn how to better protect ourselves, our families, and our employers.



Protecting yourself from cyber threats will be second-nature.

After taking this course you'll be armed with knowledge on how to better protect yourself and your organization from threats.

Surprisingly, the biggest change will probably not be what you start doing, but what you stop doing.

You'll be shocked at how risky some of your old behavior was once you finish this course.

Specially designed to be easier to learn, and easier to remember.

This course uses spaced repetition learning which means you'll receive a module each week and we'll go through just one short video per day.

By discussing these topics daily, your brain will be able to store and recall this training much better.

That means your brain will treat it like you and I are sitting down for a discussion face-to-face once per day.

Plus you can easily ask questions as we go.


Here's what our students have to say about the course.

Paul S., Maine, US

"The material was very impressive, revealed how much the Internet has progressed in such short time, positive as well as negative.


The material on cyber security is very intriguing - why do we wait so long to inform ourselves?


THANK YOU for the inspiration!"

Theresa F., Maryland, US

"Want to learn more about Cybersecurity? Take this course! And yes, strong passwords are key!


It offers great advice and guidance for keeping your computer and devices secure.


I've been learning a bunch and am getting a refresher into what makes a secure system."

Warren H., Texas, US

"Very nice cyber security course!


Took the entire thing a few months ago, and I find that it was comprehensive.


It was so well explained that a user of any experience would be able to understand this!

Learning the right habits is tough, even with online resources.

"It's easy to protect yourself," some may claim.

"All you need to do is Google the most common threats, or look them up on YouTube."

But that approach leads to fragmented training that's less useful in the real world.

Plus you'll miss many threats we each encounter every day...

This course distills what I've learned from years of handling security issues in the real world and teaching people to stay safe even in very high risk environments like government.

I'll teach you what works with clear explanations and simple, easy-to-remember guidelines.

You'll also receive a certificate of completion.

This course is compliant with the security awareness training requirements of NIST CSF, ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002, PCI DSS, FISMA, GLBA, HIPAA, NERC CIP, CobiT, GDPR, PAS555, and the Australian Government InfoSec Manual.

This security awareness training course will not only give you the "what" to look out for, but also the "why" and "how". 


And you'll get it in a snackable video content format scientifically-proven to be easier to remember.

Here's a quick overview of what you'll learn in the next 10 weeks:

  Introduction
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  User & Device Accountability
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  Malicious Emails & Phishing
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  Malicious Software
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  Social Engineering
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  Data Leakages
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  Passwords & Security Questions
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  Safe Browsing
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  Mobile Devices & Traveling
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Hi, I'm David McHale!

I made this quick video for you to help you understand how this course can help you:

 

You can reach me by email at [email protected] or through the chat in the lower right if you have any questions or if you'd like to enroll multiple students.

To get started, just scroll down and click on the "Start my course" button below.

I can't wait to see you inside!

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