In the modern world, information security has an influence on all of us: at home, at work, online and in life in general. Like many inventions that have gone before, the internet and the web, the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) bring with them many advantages, but also open up new possibilities for criminal activity.
So should you avoid all contact with this brave new world? The free online course “Cyber Security: Safety at Home, Online, in Life” presents an alternative, providing you with the knowledge to make informed decisions. The course is suitable for people who have some knowledge of cyber security, some IT background and an interest in finding out the state of practice in cyber security as well as future research directions.
Cyber Security: Safety at Home, Online, in Life – Course Content
This course explores practical cyber security including privacy online, payment safety and security at home. Learn from cyber security researchers and practitioners about the following topics:
- The current key topics in cyber security research and show how they relate to everyday life;
- How the move to online storage of personal data affects privacy;
- How online payments can be made safely;
- How the proliferation of “smart” devices affect security;
- Our own beliefs and practices when it comes to giving out our data online;
- What is the value of our personal data to businesses?
- How can you find out what information about you is readily available online?
- How secure are online payments?
- How safe is our money?
- The constantly evolving race between the payment fraud and the security measures employed to prevent fraud.
- How can the autonomous, internet-enabled devices in our homes and cars, on our wrists and in our clothes, be misused?
Summary of Main Course Features
- Educator: Steve Riddle
- Publisher: Newcastle University
- Duration: 3 weeks x 3 hours per week
- Certificates available
- Start Date: 5 Sep 2016
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