Human error is the root cause of 95% of data breaches (IBM). This means that the majority of individuals are not competent in the area of safe computing practices. The average cost of each individual stolen business record is $201, with the average number of stolen records being 29,087. These figures result in an average cost of a cybersecurity breach being somewhere north of $5.8 million (Ponemon). Take a look at your data or customer records and evaluate your potential risk. That’s a lot to lose.
In this workshop, participants will identify many of the common risks involved in using conventional end-user technology, as well as ways to use it safely, to protect yourself from those risks.
CyberSAFE, a Logical Operations course available through New Horizons at Logical Operations, allows organizations to increase their security posture quickly and with minimal investment by ensuring that end-users are equipped with the knowledge necessary to be good stewards of their organizations’ data. This workshop is designed for non-technical end-users of computers, mobile devices, networks, and the Internet, enabling employees of any organization to use technology more securely to minimize digital risks.
Presenter: Steve Short, Senior Technical Instructor, New Horizons
Presenter Bio: Steve has almost two decades of experience in adult education, IT administration, and IT consulting. He holds a number of technology and instructor certifications from multiple vendors, including Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, and Logical Operations. He has extensive knowledge and experience with all versions of Microsoft client and server operating systems, Active Directory, Group Policy, and a wide array of Microsoft Server products (and is certified by Microsoft as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He holds several CompTIA lifetime certifications, including A+, Network+, Server+, and Security+ (among others). In addition, Steve is an expert in routing and switching technologies, and is a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor who holds the CCNA Routing & Switching certification. Steve delivers classes on advanced topics within IT security (including penetration testing and incident response), Google Cloud technologies, and Microsoft desktop applications like Excel and Outlook, and is certified by Logical Operations as a Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT).
Steve’s vast level of experience allows him to be effective with end users new to computer technology, all the way through to seasoned IT veterans. In addition to these technology areas, He was recently recognized as a “New Horizons Top 25 Technical Instructor”. His enthusiasm for technology and “down to earth” approach to delivering training allows him to break down even the most complex concepts into bite size chunks for his students and make the classroom experience fun.