Course Details and Schedule

This is a longer overview than is possible in our lunchtime course 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. There will be an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and to participate in the online Information Security Awareness module.

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 Brief notes are supplied at no charge
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Where next? There are many sessions in the Security and Privacy Online series of one-hour courses, staff should also take the online Information Security Awareness module

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

Schedule
Booking normally opens 30 days before the course begins.
Commences Dates Time Sessions Cost Location Status
5th week Thursday 19 February 14:00-17:00 1 0.00 IT Services, 13 Banbury Road Booking opens January 20th 2015 Email me when booking opens

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

Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.