This online course provides an overview of identity theft, including both online and offline risks. It covers the fundamentals of understanding, recognizing, and preventing identity fraud. You will learn about the different types of attacks used by criminals to steal personal information, such as phishing emails and skimming devices. You will also gain an understanding of techniques used to protect your personal information in the event of a breach or attack.
Through interactive lectures, readings, discussions, and assignments you will develop skills that enable you to recognize when your personal information is at risk and how to take steps to mitigate the risks associated with identity theft. This course is ideal for individuals who want to learn more about protecting their personal data from fraudsters and attackers.
- Develop an understanding of the different types & stages involved in the identity theft process
- Learn & identify various forms of attacks carried out by modern-day cyber criminals such as Phishing Emails & Typo squatting
- Analyze the existing threat landscape while evaluating potential risks that could affect one’s credentials
- Utilize best practices for safeguarding sensitive data such as tokens & encryption algorithms
- Recognize signs of fraudulent activities so as to minimize losses due to identity theft
- Understand authentication protocols like two-step verification & biometric authentication
- Implement account monitoring tools which would aid in detecting signs surrounding mass security breaches early on
- Analyze best methods for recovery from a breach or attack ensuring that private details remain secure Develop strategies for preventing future attacks such as avoiding public Wi-Fi networks
- Utilize case studies or real-world examples regarding the present scenario around identity theft so as to implement learned principles from this course practically