Overview

Prerequisites: Watch the videos for Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, and Day 15.

The 30-day security challenge was developed by Shannon Morse of Hak5 acclaim. It’s a comprehensive overview of basic cybersecurity hygiene for the average person. This class serves as a ‘support group’ for anyone that wants to take the security challenge. We have weekly touchpoints on Mondays and interactive walkthroughs on Saturdays.

In the class, we will discuss:

  • Secure and insecure wifi configurations
  • Important topics from the support forum this week
  • Security/privacy considerations of the main browsers (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, etc…) and their extensions
  • Best practices to avoid being scammed on the Internet
  • Privacy considerations for messaging and other apps
  • The wonders of backups and the definition of ‘zero knowledge’
  • Password managers and best practices
  • Two-factor or multi-factor authentication

For more information on what this course will cover, follow this link to view the Syllabus.

Important Information

  • Watch the videos for Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, and Day 15.
  • This class will be held online via Zoom. After signing up, you will receive a personalized Zoom invite via email.
  • The class works best with interactive student participation - please attend the Zoom session with a Microphone and Webcam enabled.
  • This class is part ofthe 30 day security challenge series. You can take courses individually, however we highly suggest to attend all sessions in order if possible.
  • Consider joining the Discord channel for the 30-Day Cybersecurity Challenge here.

This class is community-powered. An instructor for this course typically works within the Cybersecurity or IT field with 1-2 years of experience. Also, this class runs best with Teaching Assistants (TAs) to help facilitate student’s questions during the primary lesson. If you would like to volunteer to teach or help with this class in the future, please click here.

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