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Champion Blog Series – IT Security

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 IT Security - Salsabila

IT Security or commonly known as Cybersecurity, is the practice of defending networks against cyberattacks. Over the years, we’ve seen some of the worlds’ safest and most influential companies and local authorities becoming victims of cyberattacks.

In this rapidly evolving digital age, cybersecurity is something that holds high importance in almost every industry. Security measures are more advanced than ever, but so are the techniques used by hackers. Everyone involved has little to no choice but to keep up with recent cybersecurity news if they want to protect their system as best as they can.

The simplest way to protect oneself from cybersecurity threats is by getting familiar with various types of attacks: how to recognize them, potential sources, and what to do if they encounter any form of cyberthreat.

The ICDL IT Security module is designed to introduce learners to the different types of attacks, their implications, preventive measures as well as solutions. It includes topics ranging from general knowledge such as the issue of malware, which almost everyone is susceptible to, to the more advanced topics such as network security.

For example, one of the easiest targets of cyberattacks is poorly managed data, such as those that are rarely backed up or not eradicated sufficiently. There is also a lesson dedicated to communication over the web, which is used by almost everyone with an interconnected device. Each lesson includes detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to use various cybersecurity software, which beginners will surely benefit from.

All in all, ICDL’s IT Security module offers a comprehensive insight on the common issues of cybersecurity for novices and experienced people alike.

Written By:
Salsabila Amalia Rustam

Winner of ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2018