MindEdge Adds Security Awareness and Other Cybersecurity Courses
July 12, 2017
MindEdge Learning has added more courses to its online cybersecurity offerings, including a Security Awareness
course designed to help employees deal with cyber threats in the workplace.
Cybersecurity is the protection of data and personally identifiable information from malicious attacks, theft,
and destruction. Failures of cybersecurity policies, both in large corporations and governmental agencies,
have earned significant visibility and negative publicity in recent months and years. As the amount of data
being stored continues to increase, and as hackers become more sophisticated, the need for cybersecurity is
greater than ever.
These new courses will be available on MindEdge Online and through selected training partners and institutions of higher education.
This hands-on introductory course is designed to help individuals to secure their computers, network, email, and other
tools in today’s work environment. The course exposes learners to varying kinds of suspicious online behavior and how
to react to it as well as highlighting the risks inherent with using social media and how to mitigate them. It includes
games, exercises, quizzes, and video segments featuring real-world scenarios.
Introduction to Cybersecurity
Information security has increased in importance as a result of an explosion in digital information and the expansion
of computer networks worldwide. Organizations and individuals face unprecedented assaults on their private information,
and few know how to properly secure their information. This cybersecurity course introduces the fundamentals of
information security and helps students learn through engaging videos, games, and animated content.
Cloud Cybersecurity Scenarios
The Cloud Cybersecurity Scenarios course is a suite of five two-module courses designed to teach students about all aspects of
cybersecurity in cloud-computing environments. The courses generally align with the (ISC)2 content for the Certified
Cloud Security Practitioner exam. Each course features instructional content followed by scenarios in which learners
apply their knowledge.
MindEdge, a learning company based in Waltham, provides leadership, management, communication, and educational solutions
for organizations to help them meet their objectives. Founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators, MindEdge specializes
in higher education and professional development content and technology solutions and continues to innovate in the rapidly
changing landscape of online education. The company’s webtexts feature narrative, interactive learning case studies and
simulations as well as adaptive learning technology to maximize learner mastery of the content.