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Safe Internet Browsing Quick Take on Data Security

Quick Takes are scripts that serve as short talks to remind staff about safe practices related to data security. This Quick Take focuses on safe Internet browsing: recognizing and avoiding suspicious links and websites, and methods to identify secure websites. Quick Takes help keep data security in the forefront of employees’ minds and demonstrate a commitment to security on the part of the organization. The Quick Take also offers an opportunity for employees to ask questions, discuss security topics and develop solutions to specific exposures while encouraging communication.

Safe Internet Browsing Quick Take Training Overview and Objectives

  • Overview: Covers recognizing and avoiding suspicious links and websites, and methods to identify secure websites.
  • Purpose: Trains staff to recognize suspicious links and websites to avoid costly malware and potential data breaches.
  • Preparation:
    • Read and become familiar with this Quick Take. Change as needed to reflect procedures and personnel in your department.
    • Review Review current IT practices and procedures, and make changes as needed to this Quick Take.
  • Handouts: Quick Review of Data Security—Safe Internet Browsing

Supervisors typically give the Quick Take talks during regularly scheduled or informal meetings. To improve their effectiveness as a training tool, all Quick Takes should be modified to reflect the needs and situations of your specific workplace. Quick Takes are not designed to take the place of regular formal training.