Online U.S. Data Privacy and Security Training Course
Protecting Personal Information
Identity theft is a huge problem for consumers and the companies that serve them. In the U.S. alone, five percent of adults — about 10 million — are victimized each year, with total losses of about $50 billion. U.S. companies spend another $50 billion a year on identity-theft-prevention measures.
Organizations can take steps to ensure that any personal information in their possession remains secure. Some jurisdictions — Massachusetts, for example — require organizations that handle the "personal information" of any resident of that jurisdiction to implement safeguards to protect that information against identity theft and other misuse. This training course is designed to help employees understand these safeguards and learn how to detect potential threats before identity thieves can gain access to personal information.
Online U.S. Data Privacy and Security Training Course Summary
Using the Massachusetts data-security regulation as a framework, this 25-minute course explains the basic principles of protecting the personal information of all individuals, regardless of their state of residence. It includes pop quizzes, news clippings and a final quiz highlighting real-world compliance issues that employees should learn to recognize and respond to appropriately. The topics covered in the course include —
- Overview of data privacy and security
- What information is covered?
- Why is this important?
- Physical safeguards
- Administrative safeguards
- Technical safeguards
- Handling personal information
- Electronic ID and passwords
- Social engineering
- Security incidents