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Introduction to Data Security

Discover how to become a data defender and keep data safe and secure with this beginner-friendly interactive course.

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Discover How to Be a Data Defender

Navigating the complex world of data security may initially seem like a daunting task and a bit boring to some. However, it's impossible to overstate the importance of protecting data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. It should be everyone’s top priority. This introductory course provides you with the tools to become a proficient data defender.

Learn the Basics and Best Practices

The first step in this journey is understanding the basics of data security, compliance with various regulations, and the potential consequences of data breaches. These are fundamental concepts that form the foundation of data security. The next step introduces the crucial concept of data sensitivity. This is followed by exploring operational models, voluntary frameworks, and other best practices widely adopted in the industry.

Understand the Human Element

The final level of data defense is the human element. Ultimately, people with a strong data security culture keep data secure, not just the tools and processes. This involves knowing the tricks of social engineering, practicing effective communication, and living a data security mindset every day.

Put It All Together

Together, the elements of this course give you the knowledge and skills for a holistic approach to data security. This allows you to protect your data effectively and also enables you to help others do the same. By completing this course, you will be well-equipped to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of data security.
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    The Power of Data Security

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    The goal of this chapter is to set the groundwork for an understanding of what data security is. It gives a high-level overview of what it encompasses, emphasizes the importance of being compliant with relevant regulations, and outlines real-life consequences of data breaches.

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    Data security essentials
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    Value through experience
    50 xp
    Sensitive data alert!
    50 xp
    The three pillars of data security
    100 xp
    Staying one step ahead by understanding compliance
    50 xp
    Know the law: GDPR
    50 xp
    The regulatory classification challenge
    100 xp
    The risks of not securing data
    50 xp
    Know the consequences
    50 xp
    Data privacy risks
    100 xp

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Jordan Beecher
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Joe Franklin
Angeline Corvaglia HeadshotAngeline Corvaglia

Digital transformation specialist, founder of Data Girl

Angeline Corvaglia is a highly experienced senior executive. She has led numerous digital transformation initiatives, with the largest involving 17 countries and 350 legal entities. Her expertise has been instrumental in driving financial success and streamlining operations. She has now founded a company that is dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders through increased AI literacy and data security know-how. With her animated series Data Girl and Friends, she helps shape the future of our digital world.
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