Symantec Security Awareness Tech Center




Members of this free Tech Center subscription benefit from self-paced learning modules developed around security best practices. The Security Awareness Tech Center is a training option that provides insight around IT security vulnerabilities and leads to a more security-aware workforce.

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Training Modules in Security Awareness Tech Center



Security Awareness v5.0
  • Symantec Security Awareness Program: Information Security, Responsibilities, and Principles (1 of 7)
    This module provides an overview of information security including responsibilities and principles, resource ownership, how to classify information, and incident response.


  • Symantec Security Awareness Program: Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Countermeasures (2 of 7)
    This module provides an awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities users and information are subject to including viruses and malware, social engineering, cybercrime, targeted attacks, and the techniques used by hackers to gain information. It also covers basic defenses and countermeasures to protect yourself and your information.


  • Symantec Security Awareness Program: Securing your Working Environment (3 of 7)
    This module provides security best practices for your working environment including securing equipment, passwords, email security, conference calls, and other ways of exchanging information. It also covers how to apply these principles in traditional and home offices.


  • Symantec Security Awareness Program: Security Awareness While Traveling (4 of 7)
    This module provides an awareness of the added risks users face while traveling including unsecured networks, public access devices, unsecured locations, and more. It also details what precautions to take before you leave, and safety best practices while on the move.


  • Symantec Security Awareness Program: Protecting Information on the Internet (5 of 7)
    This module covers how to protect yourself and your data from online threats including email scams, fake anti-virus, phishing scams, malware, viruses, and identity threats. It also covers the risks of cloud computing, ways to protect your identity, and what to do if you become a victim.


  • Symantec Security Awareness Program: Social Media Awareness (6 of 7)
    This module provides and introduction to social media and the benefits and risks of using these tools in your business and personal life. It also covers best practices, positive and negative examples, and how to secure your social media profiles.


  • Symantec Security Awareness Program: Mobile Device Security (7 of 7)
    This module covers the increasing intensity of mobile device threats including lost or stolen devices, malware and spyware, shortened URLs, cybercrime, phishing, drive-by-downloads and more. It also discusses mobile device safety, best practices, and the benefits and risks of BYOD (bring your own device).


  • Information Privacy
    This module defines personal information, describes how personal information is collected and used, identifies privacy laws and how they relate to your organization, and illustrates best practices for maintaining the security of personal information. Learning about information privacy as it relates to yourself will help you to better understand the needs of your customers and business partners.


  • HIPAA and HITECH Awareness Training
    The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) training module provides information regarding the security and privacy requirements for patient information.


  • Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard Awareness Training
    The PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Awareness) module describes the requirements any time a primary account number is stored, processed or transmitted, regardless of media. Organizations that handle credit cards for payment will need to adhere to this standard.