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Phishing

Overview

Ever heard of Phishing? We’re not talking about an angler baiting their rod and casting to see what they can hook. Oh, hang on. We sort of are. Phishing is a type of cyber attack that criminals might use to get something from you. Personal information, money directly or something else entirely. They lure you in and hope you bite. Alright, it’s a lazy analogy, but it’s an appropriate one. Phishing techniques are becoming more sophisticated, and if you don’t know how to protect yourself, you too could become another victim of this fast-growing weapon in a cybercriminal’s armoury.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Recognise common types of phishing attacks
  • Demonstrate how to protect from attacks
  • Explain the consequences of a phishing attack

Why should I take this course?

If you work with a computer or just use one privately, you’re susceptible to a cyber attack. Imagine what a criminal would do with your personal information, or worse, if, through you, they access your employer’s data, potentially affecting many more people. It doesn’t bear thinking about. You simply must prepare yourself, and this course will help you do that.