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.

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

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:

Booking normally opens 30 days before the course begins.
Commences Dates Time Sessions Cost Location Status
7th week Thursday 9 June 12:30-13:30 1 0.00 Ludwig Seminar Room, Basement, Old Road Campus Research Building, Old Road Campus Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ places available Add to basket

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

Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.