Internet & Social Software

Social Media Hack Attacks: Staying Safe While Surfing

Course Overview
The unprecedented growth and extreme popularity of social media is well known and documented. Pew Research, for example, tells us that over 76% of online adults are now actively using social networking sites. However, with all the praise and enthusiasm garnered by social media, we must still be aware of its dark side. That dark side belongs to the hackers and cybercriminals of the world who are determined to run amok with accounts of social media's adoring fans. In order to raise awareness and help both enterprises and individuals avoid becoming attack victims, we offer today's report, featuring interview guest and expert, George Monsalvatge. By watching this program you will be better equipped to safely and securely utilize your favorite online social media sites and applications.

Track: Core Technologies
Technical insights and the underlying concepts of essential technologies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Discuss social media hack attacks and their impact on individuals and businesses today
  • Distinguish different types of social media hacks and what they are all about
  • Identify methods used by cybercriminals to perpetrate these attacks
  • Understand how to defend yourself and your business from these attacks

Speaker / Author:

George Monsalvatge is a content developer and project manager with Kaplan IT, with primary responsibilities for developing Microsoft content for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10 , SQL Server 2014, Exchange Server 2016, Office 365, Azure Virtualization and SharePoint Server, as well as Project Management Professional (PMP), CompTia A+, Project+, Network+, and Security+. George has also developed content for study materials for certification preparation in CompTia, Oracle and Cisco. George has been a content developer and instructor for over 23 years, and has trained over 1,000 people who have reached their certification goals. Prior to joining Kaplan, George supported the medical industry for Philips Medical Systems, and was an instructor for Wave Technologies and Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning). He is a Subject Matter Expert for Windows Server, SQL Server, MS Exchange and for various networking issues. George has designed and installed networks and blogs on technical topics for the Transcender Team Weblog. George has a BS in Management from Georgia Tech, where he graduated with honors. He currently lives in the Atlanta area and loves to golf. George passionately follows the Atlanta Falcons, earning the “You Make the Game” award by Coca-Cola for his support of the team and the NFL.


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $29.00
Subscribers: $29.00
Pillsbury U Online: $29.00
Metro State Univ: $29.00


Course Code : WIT-1947v2

Release Date : 01/08/2019
Expire Date : 01/08/2021
Credits :
CEU 0.50
ISC 0.50

Length : 29min

Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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