In this session we'll look at why your own personal information is valuable, common ways that it might get into the wrong hands and practical things you can do to reduce the risk of data theft. 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.
|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.|
|Prior knowledge||Use of web and email|
|Resources||Brief notes are supplied at no charge|
|Software||Internet Explorer, Firefox, any email client|
|Further information||See our pages on information security|
|Where next?||There are seven sessions in the Security and Privacy series of one-hour courses.|
Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.