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Posted on: April 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City Offers Free Home Internet Security Course

Home INternet Security Course

The City of Aurora’s IT Department is collaborating with KnowBe4, the world’s largest internet security awareness training platform, to offer Aurora residents a free home internet security course.  

As part of the City of Aurora’s Technology Strategy Plan unveiled last month, the IT Department has a keen focus on cybersecurity and protecting all stakeholders from unsafe online activities.  

“We have heightened our online security throughout the City and provide ongoing training for all employees,” said Chief Information Officer Michael Pegues. ”We are encouraging our families to take those same precautions and providing the tools to do so. This home internet security course provides families with a user-friendly tool

The course is designed to assist all members of the family in making wise decisions when it comes to internet usage.  Using real-life examples, the interactive videos show the dangers of the internet and what families need to do to stay safe.  

The eight lessons include: Passwords, Online Banking Security, Keeping Your Identity Safe, Avoiding Malware, Keeping Personal Information Confidential, Protecting Children Online, Securing Your Home Network and Email & Attachments Safety. Each section has a live demonstration showing how the online criminals take advantage of unsuspecting users and finishes up with a security check quiz at the end.

To get started using the course, click here.  Enter the password homecourse when prompted.

“One of our top priorities is public safety and that includes internet safety,” said Mayor Richard C. Irvin. “We are providing this service so residents can keep their families safe.”

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