Course Details and Schedule

Web browsers have become complex applications and the desire for feature-rich websites means that web browsers and the sites you browse, have increasing access to your computer. This course covers how you can securely configure your web browser to protect your privacy and your computer. This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Web-based threats and risks
  • "secure" websites and SSL
  • Basic browser security settings
  • Cookies and privacy online
  • Password security
  • Browser plugins
Course information
Intended audience Anyone interested in security issues. Some aspects of the session will be quite technical, but the course is suitable for general users.
Resources Notes and resources will be available online
Format Presentation and discussion
Further information See our pages on information security
Where next? There are seven sessions in the Security and Privacy series of one-hour courses.
Taught using:
Mac OS X (Mavericks) / Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme


Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.