Course Details and Schedule

This is a brief overview of information security showing you some tips to protect yourself, your family and the University. Why is your personal information valuable? What are common ways that it might get into the wrong hands and the practical things you can do to reduce the risk of data theft. In this course we'll discuss security considerations in email, web and social networking, consider how to secure your computer and will look briefly at some common scams including phishing. This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Safe web browsing
  • Safety in the cloud (Dropbox etc.)
  • Privacy online, especially on social media (Facebook etc.)
  • Securing your computer
  • Social engineering, phishing and avoiding scams
  • Passwords
Course information
Intended audience Anyone using a personal computer, email, the cloud, or social media. The series is not technical, it is for anyone who is not an expert in security or data protection. This course is also aimed at University staff.
Prior knowledge Use of web and email
Resources Notes and resources will be available online
Format Presentation only
Further information See our pages on information security
Where next? There are eight sessions in the Security and Privacy Online series of one-hour courses.

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

Schedule
Booking normally opens 30 days before the course begins.
Commences Dates Time Sessions Cost Location Status
2nd week Wednesday 7 May 12:20-13:40 1 0.00 Meeting Room 3, University Offices, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD places available Add to basket
2nd week Thursday 8 May 12:00-12:50 1 0.00 Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF places available Add to basket
3rd week Thursday 15 May 12:00-12:50 1 0.00 Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF places available Add to basket
4th week Thursday 22 May 12:00-12:50 1 0.00 Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF places available Add to basket
4th week Thursday 22 May 12:00-12:50 1 0.00 Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF places available Add to basket
4th week Friday 23 May 09:45-11:15 1 0.00 IT Services, 13 Banbury Road places available Add to basket
5th week Thursday 29 May 12:00-12:50 1 0.00 Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF Booking opens April 29th 2014 Email me when booking opens
6th week Wednesday 4 June 12:20-13:40 1 0.00 Meeting Room 4, University Offices, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD Booking opens May 5th 2014 Email me when booking opens
6th week Thursday 5 June 12:00-12:50 1 0.00 Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus - Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF Booking opens May 6th 2014 Email me when booking opens
7th week Wednesday 11 June 12:20-13:40 1 0.00 University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD Booking opens May 12th 2014 Email me when booking opens

Can't make any of these dates? Express an interest in future dates for this course.

Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.