"Securing the Human" courses are available for free through the online MIT Learning Center and can be accessed using an MIT certificate via the links below.
Each topic is a 2-3 minute video intended to give computer users a solid foundation in desktop, internet and data security. These videos have been packaged together by IS&T to form courses for targeted MIT staff. There is a quiz at the end of each topic to help students to retain what they learned.
Whether you are a basic computer user who wants to learn more about the risks of using a computer or you handle sensitive data on a regular basis as an IT administrator/staff member, these courses will provide you with a broad overview of the best practices to make your resources more secure.
|If You Are...||You Handle This Type of Data||You Should Take this Course||Topics Covered|
|IT Consumer, Student, Staff, Faculty||Public Data||
Basic Security I and
|Staff and Faculty who work from home or travel, Parents, Students||
||Security At Home and While Traveling||
|Staff and Faculty who work with any type of sensitive data||
||Data Privacy and Security||
|Faculty and Staff who work with regulated data (PII), including: employee data, medical data, credit card data, student data, financial data, research data||
|IT Partner, IT Support Staff, Manager of IT areas||