Cybersecurity & Privacy Basics for Engineers and Technical Professionals

Online /
Jan 25, 2024 /
Course Code: 1112-WEB23

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After participating in this course, you will be able to: 

  • Establish or improve your cybersecurity and privacy management program using international standards, allowing you to effectively perform core cybersecurity and privacy activities at work, and in your personal life; in all locations where personal and sensitive data is located.
  • Implement cybersecurity and privacy controls to meet compliance requirements, prevent security incidents, protect privacy, and improve safety in work, public, and personal living environments.
  • Identify personal data and other sensitive data throughout work and personal systems, then determine security and privacy safeguards needed to protect personal and sensitive data (such as financial, design, and project data) during collection, storage, transmission, and processing.
  • Understand current and common cybersecurity and privacy threats and vulnerabilities (ransomware, other malware, supply chain partners, social engineering, zero-day threats, etc.) and associated protections to protect against them.
  • Have access to additional resources to use to maintain ongoing privacy, security, and associated safety protections.

This course provides a succinct overview of cybersecurity and privacy risks of which all engineers and technical professionals need to be aware, and how to effectively mitigate the risks within organizations and in the personal lives of personnel. Examples of the concepts are provided, along with descriptions and advice for planning how to address the risks, and the next steps to take practical and effective actions to mitigate the risks.

Real-life use cases of cybersecurity and privacy incidents will be reviewed, and explanations of the types of actions that could have been taken to have prevented the incidents will be discussed.

Course Outline

  • Current cybersecurity and privacy facts, laws, risks, and incidents
  • Using cybersecurity and privacy to improve safety
  • Security and privacy controls necessary in organizations
  • Security and privacy controls necessary in personal life
  • Cybersecurity and privacy program key elements
  • Cybersecurity tips and checklists for organizations and individuals
  • Privacy tips and checklists for organizations and individuals
  • Important parting advice
  • Cybersecurity and privacy resources

Who Should Attend:
Practitioners that depend upon, or have within their work environment, technologies, including but not limited to:

  • Technical personnel
  • Facility managers
  • IT managers
  • Sourcing/Contracting managers
  • Design engineers
  • Facility engineers
  • Electric grid engineers
  • Construction engineers
  • Engineering consultants
  • Transportation engineers
  • Material managers
  • Facility operators
  • Environmental scientists
  • Lawyers
  • Cybersecurity managers
  • Privacy managers
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Rebecca Herold

Rebecca Herold is CEO of the Privacy & Security Brainiacs SaaS Services business she launched in 2021 with her son Noah, the third SaaS business for which she has been co-founder and engineering architect. Rebecca is also founder (2004) and CEO of The Privacy Professor consultancy. Rebecca has over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy & compliance experience.

Rebecca has authored 23 books to date. The most recent book is the soon-to-be-published second in the Privacy & Security Brainiacs, "Cybersecurity for Grandparents and Everyone Else!" series of books, "IoT Security and Privacy." Rebecca is finishing another book in 2022 published by CRC Press titled "Security & Privacy when Working from Home & Travelling." Rebecca's radio/podcast show, Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor, is on VoiceAmerica. Rebecca has been a subject matter expert since January 2020 on the NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program team, performing research and co-authoring IoT security and privacy standards, guidelines, and other informative references.

Rebecca also serves as an expert witness for IT, security, privacy and compliance topics, including two cases that involved IoT use to commit crimes, including assaults. Rebecca was an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for 9 ½ years and has earned 10 professional certifications (FIP, CDPSE, CISSP, CIPP/US, CIPT, CIPM, CISM, CISA, FLMI, Ponemon Institute Fellow).

Rebecca has Masters' and Bachelors' degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics and Education and lives in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. For more information about Rebecca, see:

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Fee & Credits

$75 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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