Course Details and Schedule

Malware that targets user machines can propagate in a number of ways including via the network, email, web surfing and infected portable devices such as USB sticks. There is no such thing as 100% security but this course covers some of the basic ways in which users can protect their PC (or Mac!!)This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Antivirus software
  • Installing and updating software
  • Personal firewalls
  • USB devices
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: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.