Essential Computer Security Skills

Essential Computer Security Skills


Essential Computer Security Skills (E|CSS) provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to protect their information assets. This will immerse students into an interactive environment where they will acquire fundamental understanding of various computer and network security threats such as identity theft, credit card fraud, online banking phishing scams, virus and backdoors, emails hoaxes, sex offenders lurking online, loss of confidential information, hacking attacks and social engineering. More importantly, the skills learnt from the class helps students take the necessary steps to mitigate their security exposure.

Course Information

What Will You Learn

Students going through E|CSS training will learn:
  • Computer security concepts, fundamental elements of information security, common security risks and countermeasures
  • Threats to various operating systems originating from malwares, hacking and misconfiguration
  • Various security mechanisms to secure latest Windows and Mac OSes including password protection, firewall configuration and file encryption
  • The basic working of antivirus applications and how to choose an appropriate antivirus for their systems
  • Encryption and how it can be used to ensure information security
  • The different types of data backup techniques
  • Various threats over Internet while using search engines, online gaming, IMs, etc. and their countermeasures
  • Parents and teachers will know how they can protect their child from online threats
  • Wired and wireless networking concepts
  • How to ensure security while doing online transactions
  • Internet security threats and how to stay safe online
  • Email security threats such as spams, malware and scam mails and countermeasures
  • The importance of HIPPA, FERPA and PCI DSS acts for information security
  • How to obtain and use digital signatures to secure emails
  • Identity theft and countermeasures to protect against or respond to an identity theft
  • Social engineering techniques and how is it used for information and identity theft
  • Various social networking security threats and how to stay safe
  • Various threats to information stored in mobile devices and countermeasures
Who Should Attend

Those who are working in the IT departments of the corporates, those who are seeking career advancement in IT security field
Course Duration
32 Hours
Credit Towards Certification
Certified Secure Computer User (C|SCU) certification offered by the EC-CouncilExam Details

  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 70%
  • Test Duration: 2 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice
  • Test Delivery: EC-Council Exam Portal

Modules Covered:

E|CSS Module 01: Foundations of Security
E|CSS Module 02: Securing Operating Systems
E|CSS Module 03: Protecting Systems Using Antiviruses
E|CSS Module 04: Data Encryption
E|CSS Module 05: Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
E|CSS Module 06: Internet Security
E|CSS Module 07: Securing Network Connections
E|CSS Module 08: Securing Online Transactions
E|CSS Module 09: Securing Email Communications
E|CSS Module 10: Social Engineering and Identity Theft
E|CSS Module 11: Security on Social Networking Sites
E|CSS Module 12: Information Security and Legal Compliance
E|CSS Module 13: Securing Mobile Devices