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Cyber Security: Stay Safe Online new Self-taught Booking not required

The Cyber Security - Stay Safe Online course is an interactive tutorial relating the current cyber security threats and advice on how to avoid them.

Think you won’t get caught in a phishing scam? Think again, below is the same email address written twice, how quickly can you spot the one containing the error?

joe_bloggs@therealcompanywebsite.com

joe_bloggs@therealcompanywebslte.com

It is hard to see the difference, especially when you have a heavy schedule of work and many distractions. The scam address is the bottom one with an 'l' instead of an 'i'. Imagine if you had transferred money or sent some sensitive data to the wrong email address . . . This interactive tutorial aims to raise your awareness of the most common techniques, not only email, that criminals use to gain access to your personal data, University sensitive information and networks. It will take between 30 to 40 minutes to work through and is based on real life scenarios that you may encounter in your day to day work

The course can be accessed on Moodle

Handling the large volume of spam, ransomware and other malware delivered via email to often indignant users has become quite a large part of standard IT duties over the past few years. Along with the increasing complexity of the tricks and techniques used by hacker groups for spearphishing and delivering malware, it is clearly apparent that there is only so much that professional IT staff can expect from their users in terms of determining what is, and is not, malware or phishing.

Yet the pressure on often relatively junior administrative and financial staff has not decreased and the time taken to try and work out what is genuine and what is not does not make for smooth time management. Most important of all, IT practitioners must not indulge in the blame culture when an incident happens, simply because the person blamed will probably never "own up" to making a possible mistake again. A positive culture - even admitting "Yes, it has happened to me" - is essential to encourage users to be open about mistakes.

This seminar will attempt to show some of the more common of the latest spammer tricks, and introduce some tools which (hopefully) will make your life easier.

  • The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security.
  • The 30-hour course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks.
  • Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

If you already have an active Cisco account you can join this course by clicking here.

The Introduction to Cybersecurity course explores the field of cybersecurity, specifically the importance of cybersecurity, data confidentiality, best practices for using the internet and social media safely, and potential career opportunities in this growing field.

If you already have an active Cisco account you can join this course by clicking here.