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


Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.