Information Technology Security Awareness

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   Sponsored by the Colorado Wildland Fire & Incident Management Academy. This site will help you Learn about easy ways to be cyber smart with these quick videos and viewable documents. At your work or home,  As cybercrime becomes more common each day, here are five quick videos to help you understand better ways to keep your personal and professional data safe from cyber threats:

   Everyday, Due to lack of awareness, education and training, People fall victim to fraudulent attempts to gain access to your personal life, files and financial information on your computers. Knowledge is power, the more hackers and scammers know about you the more they can move into your life, gain access to your family and friends. 

This training is mandatory for Staff, Trainee's, Instructors and IMT Members of of the Academy. Anyone can take the test if you would like to know more about IT Security Awareness. Once you watch and review the material below you can take the test at the bottom of the webpage.

Each of the videos below are around 2:00 minutes long and all of them will take about 10 minutes to complete. 

#1 Protect your devices and data from malware

Malware emails often use tricks to try to convince you to download malicious files. This can be an email with a file attached that tells you it is a receipt for a delivery, a tax refund, or an invoice for a ticket.

Read more here - 12 tips for protecting your data and internet- connected devices

#2 Protect yourself from tech support scams 

In this short video see what tech support scams are, where scammers use scare tactics to trick you into unnecessary technical support services, and how to avoid them.

Document Download - 5 tell-tale signs of a tech support scam

#3 What is phishing?

Phishing is an attack attempting to steal your money or identity by getting you to divulge personal information. Cybercriminals typically pretend to be reputable companies, friends, or acquaintances in a fake email message which contains dubious links.

Read more here - 7 ways to protect yourself from phishing

#4 Multi-factor authentication

Traditionally, the sign-in process in devices or accounts is done with a username and a password, but there is a better way to do this, with Two-Step Verification or Multifactor Authentication.

Read more here - Securing the sign-in process

#5 Work from home more securely

Many of us are working remotely. This can introduce a few new security concerns, especially for people who aren’t accustomed to working away from the office. We’ll go over a few of these including Wi-Fi passwords, updates, and signing in.

Read more here - Protect your business: Cybersecurity 101

Information Technology Security Awareness Test

This online test is mandatory for Staff, Trainee's, Instructors and IMT Members of of the Academy. It is available to anyone outside of the academy including family and friends. This test will open in a separate webpage so you can review the information as you take the test. The test will take about 15 minutes. 

Click Here to start the test