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
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
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.