Learn how to protect yourself online

TAFE Queensland will offer an Introduction to Cyber Security short course at their Mooloolaba campus this April. The course will provide locals with the opportunity to learn the skills they need to protect themselves online.

The non-accredited short course will also serve as an opportunity for participants to kick-start a career as a IT security expert by ensuring they have the basic knowledge needed to undertake the Certificate IV in Cyber Security.

TAFE Queensland information technology teacher, Piero Dametto said that rapid technological advancements has made cyber security a growing concern.
“The incidence of people and businesses being hacked has increased dramatically. In response to that, we need to be better educated about the threats and how to avoid them.”

“Hackers are able to access information and money through a myriad of ways, so training in identifying these threats has become imperative.”

As more and more Australians access the internet, Mr Dametto said it’s increasingly important for them to protect themselves online.

“It’s often simple mistakes that leave people vulnerable. Things like not securing their online information with complex passwords or not checking their default settings on their social media,” Mr Dametto said.

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