Phishing & Social Engineering – WBT (English)

by TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH
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Course Features

  • Certified by TÜV Rheinland
  • Access Time Lifetime Access
  • Course Level: Beginner
  • Learning Extent: 0 hrs. 30 min.
  • Language: english
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Course Overview

About this online Course

Participants will be sensitized to recognize "social engineering tactics" and act appropriately when approached by cybercriminals via phishing emails, among others.
Through the e-learning, you will benefit from learning about the most common phishing methods and understanding techniques used by attackers to steal data and information. You will learn how to protect yourself from threats, recognize dangerous emails and act appropriately.

In this learning program you will gain an insight into the topics of social engineering and the associated phishing emails and their dangers.  The knowledge you gain will help you better detect and specifically prevent phishing attacks in the future.

1. The human factor as an IT security risk 
  • Explains why cybercriminals target their activities to human behavior. 
 2. Social engineering: influencing people 
  • Shows what is meant by social engineering and how it works. 
3. What is phishing and spoofing? 
  • Defines what is meant by the terms phishing and spoofing and what their main features are.  
4. The most common methods of phishing 
  • Shows the most common methods used in phishing.
5. Features of phishing emails 
  • Presents characteristics of phishing emails that recur frequently. 
6. Tips to prevent phishing attacks 
  • Provides important tips on how to recognize phishing attacks and thus specifically prevent them. 
7. Summary 

8. Knowledge test

Summary of Learning Contents

Social engineering and phishing attacks - Basics and awareness 

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