Sunday, February 10, 2019

Free cyber security training videos for family & friends

KnowBe4 is an organization with expertise in cyber security exploits that use social engineering tactics to trick everyday folks like yourself into clicking a link, opening an attachment or replying to a suspicious email. Recently, they developed some basic online cyber security courses targeted for families and children.

I stepped through some of the modules, and what I saw is quite useful. The videos are brief yet informative enough to keep you engaged.

To complete the courses, go to, and enter password homecourse. The courses are free and you don't have to provide a shred of personal information to complete them. Way to go, KnowBe4!

Maybe you and your family can plan on stepping through one module each night after dinner. You'll be more cyber savvy for it! Here are the topics offered:

  • Passwords
  • Online banking security
  • Protecting your identity
  • Avoiding malware
  • Keeping personal info confidential
  • Protecting kids online
  • Securing your home network
  • Email and attachment safety