Internet Security Tools for Technical Professionals

Online /
May 15, 2024 /
Course Code: 0521-WEB24

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

  • Secure your mobile devices using leading anti-virus and anti-spyware programs.
  • Use two-step authentication to add an extra level of security when accessing the Internet.
  • Create strong passwords and use a password manager to store and organize your secret entry codes.
  • Use encryption apps to protect sensitive files and correspondence.
  • Be notified if your email account is compromised.

This course provides a concise overview of leading Internet security resources, tools and strategies that technical professionals can use to step up their security posture – online and off.

The presentation explains how to Identify and respond to leading online threats, check if your personal information has been hacked, use “bug bounties” to test for system vulnerabilities, verify if a website is secure, use virtual private networks to protect your online communications, create information security policies, develop cyber-security awareness in your workplace and much more.

Course Outline

  • Big-Picture Cyber-Security Facts and Trends
  • The Single Most Important Security Practice
  • Mobile Security Tips
  • Wi-Fi Security
  • Encrypting Smartphone Communications
  • Cyber Security Planning: Key First Steps
  • Security Checklists for the Enterprise
  • The Evolving Threat Landscape
  • Starter Security Strategy for Engineers

Who Should Attend:
Those practitioners who use the Internet and mobile devices to work, collaborate and share engineering information, including:

  • design engineers
  • facility engineers
  • engineering consultants
  • material managers
  • facility operators
  • chemical laboratory personnel
  • environmental scientists
  • hazardous materials trainers.
Time: 12:30 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


Garrett Wasny, MA, CMC, CITP

Garrett has over two decades of Internet experience and is an award-winning Internet speaker, webcaster, professional development technologist and former management adviser for Price Waterhouse.

Since 1995, he's authored three books (World Business, How to Conquer the World, Advanced Googling), published hundreds of articles and columns in leading business and lifestyle publications, and delivered more than 1,000 seminars and webinars on Internet strategy. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and leading accounting, engineering, medical, legal and professional sports organizations worldwide.

Full Disclosure: Garrett is an independent Certified Management Consultant (CMC) who provides objective information and is not affiliated with Google or any of the technologies discussed in the course.

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Fee & Credits

This webinar is FREE!

  • 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 1.5 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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