Overview

This one day course is designed to show delegates how to stay safe in a cyber digital world. We will show you how easy it can be for others to obtain data about ourselves through various means, but also how much of this can be stopped with a few tweaks to our digital devices and our some subtle changes to our digital behaviours.

If a stranger came up to you on the street, would you give them your name, National Insurance Number, e-mail address, date of birth or other such information? Probably not!

Yet people give out this sort of personal information on the Internet every single day, often without a second thought about what happens to it once the send or post button has been pressed.

Even when we do not give out this information freely, it has become increasingly easy to collate snippets of data, and to then deduce personal information. In some cases, the mining of personal information can take place by third parties utilising social media platforms. Indeed, the personal comments we make in our digital interactions at work and at home can affect the systems and services we use. Careless disclosure (knowingly and unwittingly) on social sites and forums can allow hackers to leverage their way into our digital lives.

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Target Audience

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn about Cyber Digital Safety, at work – at home!

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Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, delegates will be able to describe some of the ways in which their personal data can be inadvertently exposed to others whilst online and understand how this can be controlled or stopped.

Delegates will also look at the ways our machines can expose our data and learn how to correctly configure tools that will help control the amount of information our machines emit.

Delegates will learn about digital privacy and how to stay safe and reduce the risk of their data being mined from social media platforms

Delegates will understand the importance of being vigilant with their data and how to avoid some of the tricks that fraudsters might employ to elicit our data through social engineering.

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Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction

Your digital identity and why it matters. This introduction module outlines the sorts of data we leave behind and how it could be used by others to commit many different crimes such as fraud and identity theft.

Module 2 – Device Data

When we connect to the internet and use the WWW, our devices leave a trail of digital data that can be used to identify and expose our online activities. By understanding what these digital breadcrumbs are, we can take steps to remove or alter them so that they become useless to others.

Module 3 – Browsers and Applications

Browsers and applications are the window to the digital world, however they transmit data largely without our knowledge. In this module delegates will learn how and what kinds of data is being collected and how to correctly configure browsers and digital applications in order to limit not only the information we let out but the access we are giving others.

Module 4 – Personal data

This module looks at the sorts of places that we visit on the Internet and the types of data we may publish about ourselves, from Social Networks to blogs, e-mails and more. We look at how we gradually expose more and more of our work and private lives in the digital arena.

We also look at how to create secure digital identities with strong passwords and varying levels of anonymity to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of data mining when using social media platforms.

Module 5 – Online Fraud and Cyber Crime

1 in 10 people will fall victim to online crime. Criminals and those that would exploit our privacy, will go to great lengths to obtain our digital data, we therefore have to be very wary of fake e-mails and fraudulent web sites that try to trick us into divulging sensitive information. This module shows delegates how to spot and avoid such traps.

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