Monday, October 11, 2021

Fight the phish—see how Microsoft Learn can help

Education is the best defense against cybercrimes like phishing messages that prey on the trust of recipients. According to TechJury, email is responsible for around 94 percent of all malware—with 6.4 billion fake emails sent every day. It’s critical to be wary of emails, text messages, or chats from people you normally don’t correspond with.


How to stay vigilant against phishing attacks is this week's focus of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In addition to providing guidance on how to help protect yourself from phishing, Microsoft is cosponsoring the Terranova Gone Phishing Tournament, a free annual event open to security and risk management leaders. Microsoft Learn also has a wealth of resources when it comes to skilling up to help protect your organization and prepare for technical roles. In this week's blog post, we'll take a look at a few of them.


Discover free learning paths and modules to fight phishing and other attacks

Learn for free with interactive self-paced learning content to pick up new security skills, deepen your technical proficiency, stay abreast of industry changes, or start preparing for Microsoft Certification exams.


Some of the modules and learning paths that explore ways to help protect against phishing and other types of cyberattacks include:


Learn about cybersecurity with a Microsoft Learning Partner

If you prefer in-depth structured learning with personal attention and you want support from technical subject matter experts, a Microsoft Learning Partner is ready to help. To get started, take a look at Find a Learning Partner.


Courses and workshops designed for security professionals who help protect their organizations against cyberattacks include:


Attend free Microsoft Virtual Training Days on security

Learn with us at free Security Virtual Training Days, which Microsoft hosts around the world to help you gain the technical skills and knowledge that you need to work securely. Regardless of your skill level, you can go to Microsoft Virtual Training Days for upcoming security training options, including “Secure and protect your organization” or “Protect sensitive information and manage data risk.”


Earn security certifications

Learn and earn an industry-endorsed Microsoft Certification by passing an exam that validates your skills and experience. The combination of your skills and a globally recognized Microsoft Certification sends a clear message to employers that you have the expertise to help keep their data, systems—and more—safe.


If you want to get started with security, explore our fundamentals certification, Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals (take Exam SC-900).


Celebrate with the world: Post your badge on LinkedIn

 When you earn a certification or learn a new skill, celebrate your accomplishment with your network. It often takes less than a minute to update your LinkedIn profile and share your achievements, highlight your skills, and help boost your career potential.


Skill up today

Ready to get started? Check out these security resources: 


Explore resources from Microsoft Security

Microsoft Security offers a wealth of content and resources designed to help organizations #BeCyberSmart and learn how to keep data, systems, and more safe—both at work and at home.


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