Certified Security Awareness 1

Duration: 1/2 day

The mile2 vendor neutral Certified Security Awareness 1 certification course is intended for anyone that uses a computer on the internet. Attendees will understand the security threats as well as the countermeasures associated with these attacks.

  • Elearning
    Certified Security Awareness 1
    Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)
    • $422.00 excl. Tax Exempt

Employees will learn that the weakest link in any security program is a poorly trained department.  This course teaches general security awareness as well as how to develop a strong security culture within your company’s community. The Social Engineering portion of the class is designed to teach the participants the skills used by Social Engineers to facilitate the extraction of information from an organization using technical and non-technical methods.

Computer fraud, black-hat hacking, cyber-terrorists; these phrases describe an innovative generation of criminals that use over-the-wire technology to attack us, steal from us and terrorize us. However, the best tool in their arsenal is not new. It is only used by the most experienced, the most dangerous, boldest hackers.

The mile2 Certified Security Awareness 1 program is innovative and trains students on how attacks are performed, the skills necessary to perform an attack, how to train people to identify an attack but most importantly:  how to train internal targets so that the training is effective and lasts.


Target audience

  • Anyone
  • End User
  • Company Employee
  • Basic Computer User

Other information

Mile2 is: 

  • ACCREDITED by the NSA CNSS 4011-4016
    MAPPED to NIST / Homeland Security NICCS's Cyber Security Workforce Framework
    APPROVED on the FBI Cyber Security Certification Requirement list (Tier 1-3)

Detailed Syllabus

Upon completion, the Certified Security Awareness 1 candidate
will not only be able to competently take the C)SA1 exam but will also understand basic cybersecurity knowledge to keep companies’ IP and IT infrastructure safe.


Module 1 - Basic Security Awareness 

What is it and why it’s needed?
End User Risk Trends

  • Who, What and How are people the target 
  • What are the losses associated to end user hacks?
    • The policies are as good as the employee who embraces them

 Module 2 - Social Engineering


  • mail, via phone, social websites are common

Spear Phishing 

  • Example: Fake email sample

Social media


 Module 3 - Data Classification and corporate use (Safe Guarding)


  • Sensitive, internal or public classification 
  • Objectives of securing data (IP, Compliance/legislature)

Personal vs. Business Use

  • Segregating personal use with business use

Data management

  • Business standard for deleting data
  • Personal standard of data dumping (old phones/hard drives and usb)
  • Did you know that I can unearth deleted docs from a USB drive from a standard Forensics app off of the internet? 

How to delete and get rid of your old data

 Module 4 - End User Best Practices

Internet utilization 

  • Hot spots, public places & roaming risks

Safe Web Site surfing

  • Discerning safe secure sites (never go to a site link indirectly)
  • Locks and HTTPS

Computer Usage

  • Using computer in non-admin mode
  • Ransomware

Password management

Removable Devices

Mobile, Smart Phones and Tablets (risks associated with mobile devices)

  • Device always locked
  • Device should always be trackable 


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