Practical Paranoia Online Workshops

Our online workshops provide the same Award-Winning Best-In-Class learning experience we have delivered to government, businesses, IT support staff, colleges, and thousands of non-technical users.

  • Do you think learning cyber hygiene is above your pay grade? Our workshops have been enjoyed by participants as young as 12 and as old as 91. If you can use your device for every day tasks, you will successfully complete the workshop!
  • Are you overwhelmed by fears of hacking, malware, and ransomware? Trust us, we get it. Ever since Edward Snowden opened our eyes with the release of how the NSA and others spy on our every digital step, the media overwhelms us with new stories of the demise of internet privacy. But YOU don’t need to be a passive victim. With the easy step-by-step process learned in this workshop, you take an active roll in protecting your own, your family, and your business security.
  • Do you believe you aren’t vulnerable? Every single digital device that has a connection to the internet or local network is vulnerable.

Cyber Hygiene Statistics

  • Cyber perils are the biggest concern for companies globally. (Allianz Risk Barometer)
  • 93% of company networks can be penetrated. (From a study of pen testing projects from Positive Technologies)
    • Home networks are far more vulnerable.
  • Cyber attacks increased 50% year over year. (cybersecurityintelligence.com).
  • Ransomware cost the world $20 billion in 2021, and is expected to rise to $265 billion by 2031. (cloud wards.net)
  • Average time to identify a breach is 212 days. (IBM)
  • Average time from breach identification to containment is 286 days. (IBM)
    • That is an average of 498 days from data breach to containment. It only takes a few minutes to drain all of your bank accounts, run up all your credit cards, a day to purchase a car in your name, and a month to complete the purchase of a home in your name–all to be enjoyed by the criminal.
  • Personal data is involved in 45% of breaches. (Verizon)
  • 64% of Americans have never checked to see if they are affected by a data breach. (Varonis)
  • 56% of Americans don’t know what steps to take in the event of a breach. (Varonis)

What You Will Learn

In your workshop you will not only learn how cyber attacks impact you, but how to take over 80 quick, easy, and effective countermeasures.

  • Prevent data loss
  • Create strong passwords–without having to remember them!
  • Automate system and application updates and security patches
  • Root, Administrator, Standard User, Managed User–choose the right type of account
  • Full drive encryption for both the boot storage and external storage
  • How to choose the best antivirus utility
  • How to configure your device firewall
  • Find a lost or stolen device
  • Secure your local network and Bluetooth
  • Secure your internet browsing from government, advertisers, Internet Service Provider, and employer
  • How to automatically encrypt your email
  • How to encrypt any file
  • Enable secure encrypted voice, video, and text communications
  • Protect your social media from identity theft
  • How to use your smartphone for health and safety emergencies
  • How to securely prepare your device for sale, giveaway, or disposal

Guaranteed to be the Best Workshop

We guarantee the Practical Paranoia Online Workshops to be the easiest and most comprehensive programs of their kind. Each course is lead by Marc Louis Mintz, TPP Program Director, or one of our senior authors, and includes:

  • One copy of Practical Paranoia Security Essentials Live! edition (a $64.95 value).
  • The full course presented online, viewable on any internet-connected computer, tablet, smartphone, or smart TV.
  • Live Instructor Hours with a course leader to help answer course-related cybersecurity and internet privacy questions.
  • Final exam.
  • Certificate of Completion signed by Marc L. Mintz.

Course length: 15 hours.

Workshop prerequisites: Basic end-user knowledge and skills for the platform of choice. If you know how to tap, double-tap, and save a file, we will guide you the rest of the way.

Hours: The next workshop (focusing on macOS 13) will be taught live starting Monday, March 6, 2023, 12pm mt. After each session is completed, the recording of the session will be available within 48 hours.

Register now: Visit https://thepracticalparanoid.com/product/online-courses/ to register for this workshop. Register before March 1, 2023 to receive a $200 discount and participate in our live sessions.