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Digital Security Awareness

Learn how to be more security-conscious in the ever-evolving digital frontier with this cyber security awareness course.

Network and Security
Free Course
This free online digital security awareness course will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to protect yourself and your sensitive information from security breaches. This course covers many simple and effective ways to prevent breaches and protect valuable data. You will study the different varieties of security threats, social engineering, identity theft, and data classification. You will also look into malware, piracy, and more.





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This course, Digital Security Awareness, will provide you with an understanding of the skills needed to protect yourself and your information on the digital front. You will learn about what types of security threats are out there and how to prepare for them. You will be able to explain the process and countermeasures for social engineering attacks. You will also learn about identity theft, how it happens and how to secure against it.

This course then explains data classification, from what data should be classified to the various types of classifications you will work with. You will learn about protecting your digital information by performing backups and properly managing your passwords. You will also learn about malware, from types of malware you are likely to see to what software to use to detect and remove malware.

This course then wraps up by discussing privacy and security policies. You will learn how to keep your sensitive data private and secure. By taking this course you will learn the skills needed to protect your digital assets and information. So why wait? Start learning today.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs of identity theft
  • Explain the process for data classification
  • Outline how to protect your digital information
  • Define digital security from end-to-end
  • Classify digital security policies


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


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