Course Details and Schedule

This course on information security shows you tips to protect yourself, your family and the University from online crooks and chancers. 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 at some common scams including phishing and fake websites. There will be an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and to participate in the online Information Security Awareness module."

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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 course 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? In-depth information is available on the Information Security website

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:


Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in future dates for this course.