Securing Your Data: Practical Tools for Protecting Information

4 Credits: Information Technology


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Securing Your Data: Practical Tools for Protecting Information

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Information Technology

Course Description

The ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats presents a relentless challenge, making outdated security measures inadequate for today’s risks. This course addresses the urgent problem of safeguarding sensitive data against modern threats. It agitates the awareness of how traditional security practices are no longer sufficient and the high costs associated with security breaches. The solution is presented through an exploration of the latest security tools and techniques, such as encryption and secure authentication. Attendees will also learn a pragmatic five-step approach to enhance PC security and strategies to ensure server-based data remains safeguarded. This course is essential for professionals aiming to update their security protocols and protect their organization from the dire consequences of data breaches.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Assess the relevant security risks in your organization
  • Identify specific tools and techniques to protect sensitive data
  • List five specific steps to improve PC security
  • Differentiate between security procedures to improve organizational security
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
April 25, 2022

Basic understanding of computer operations

Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr. Headshot

Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1994, Mr. Stephens opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. He developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he has authored and presented continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. Mr. Stephens has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for …