CyberSAFE End User Security Training


3.5 Hours


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Course Description

CyberSAFE training curriculum enables employees of any organization to identify many of the common risks involved in using conventional end-user technology, as well as how to safely protect themselves and their organizations from security risks. Delivered in a half-day or less, CyberSAFE also prepares learners to earn their Certified CyberSAFE credential.

Target Audience

The CyberSAFE training program is designed for non-technical end-users of computers, mobile devices, networks, and the Internet.

This course is designed to prepare students for the Certified CyberSAFE credential. Learners can obtain their Certified CyberSAFE certificate by completing the Certified CyberSAFE credential process on the CyberSAFE platform after completion of training.

Why CyberSAFE?

  • Allows organizations to increase their security posture quickly and with minimal investment.
  • Builds organizational security capabilities through the education of end-users.
  • Mitigates the threat posed by the increasing prevalence of BYOD (bring-your-own-device) by emphasizing the importance of end-users securing their devices.
  • Equips end-users with the knowledge necessary to be good stewards of their organizations’ data.


To ensure success in this course, students should have experience with the basic use of conventional end-user technology, including desktop, laptop, or tablet computers, cell phones, and basic Internet functions such as web browsing and email.

Course Objectives

In this course, you will identify many of the common risks involved in using conventional end-user technology, as well as ways to use it safely, to protect yourself from those risks. You will:

  • Identify the need for security.
  • Secure devices like desktops, laptops, smartphones, and more.
  • Secure your use of the Internet.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Identifying the Need for Security

  • Topic A: Identify Security Compliance Requirements
  • Topic B: Recognize Social Engineering

Lesson 2: Securing Devices

  • Topic A: Maintain Physical Security of Devices
  • Topic B: Use Passwords for Security
  • Topic C: Protect Your Data
  • Topic D: Identify and Mitigate Malware
  • Topic E: Use Wireless Devices Securely

Lesson 3: Using the Internet Securely

  • Topic A: Browse the Web Safely
  • Topic B: Use Email Securely
  • Topic C: Use Social Networking Securely
  • Topic D: Use Cloud Services Securely


CyberSAFE is accompanied by the Certied CyberSAFE credential process. This brief online credential covers 20 questions, and is included as part of the courseware.