Computer Security Awareness


  • Karen LaPlant


security, computer security, awareness


Everyday users are often unaware of the security threats lurking on the web, in their email and on their smartphones. Today, your students are exposed to sophisticated phishing attacks. Users are the weak link in network security. User training is a best practice used by organizations to bolster their cyber defense. Educate users and help them understand the critical role they play in preventing data breaches. In this session I will lay a strong foundation by covering the basics and keeping it simple to foster a safe and secure computing environment for everyone. Security Tips will be shared.

Author Biography

Karen LaPlant

Karen LaPlant was a faculty member at Hennepin Technical College where she taught courses in Business and Information Technology for 30 years with the past 13 years online using Brightspace. LaPlant has a Masters in Instructional Technology from St. Cloud State University. Karen has presented at national conferences in Course Communication, Integrating Technology, Classroom of the Future, Security and Accessibility. She is a Certified Quality Matters Reviewer and an ACBSP Accreditation reviewer.