Overview

This online digital cyber safety awareness webinar is designed to make delegates aware of the online threat and vulnerabilities. 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.

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.

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.

The personal comments we make in our digital interactions at work and 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 and work.

Our mobile devices have numerous inherent security weaknesses out of the box, learn about mobile device privacy and security.


Date: Thursday 8 October 2020

Time: 12:30 – 13:30

Cost: FREE

Learning Outcomes

The webinar hopes to help users mitigate the online threats and providing practical tips to help protect themselves and their businesses whilst online.

This online digital cyber safety awareness webinar is designed to make delegates aware of the online threat and vulnerabilities. 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. This webinar will allow listeners to:

  • Identify the threats faced by individuals from hackers
  • How to mitigate and protect your online digital identity

Key Topics

Key topics discussed in the webinar:

  • What is your digital footprint – passive and active?
  • Understand how machines can expose your data.
  • Vulnerabilities in browsers setup, add-ons, autofill and autocomplete.
  • What are the cyber threats to you and your organisation? This will include phishing, smishing, vishing including wangiri, pharming, pretexting, shoulder surfing, spyware, and baiting. RAM dumps and what they may contain.
  • Social Engineering attacks and what you might expect.
  • Malicious hardware and “baiting” attacks including “rubber duckies”.
  • How your information can be harvested from cookies and how you can be tracked online.
  • Threats from shortened URL’s and QR codes.
  • WIFI interference, man in the middle attacks, rogue hotspots, network capture tools.
  • Identify what information is collected on you. Browsers and applications are the window to the digital world; however, they transmit data largely without our knowledge. Information leaked this way can put users at risk.
  • Pros and Cons of using VPN or Proxy Servers.
  • Mobile device security including Bluetooth, Infrared and IOT.
  • Vulnerabilities of emails, identifying fake emails.
  • Password hygiene, creating a good passphrases/strong password.
  • Pros and cons of password managers
  • The benefits of Multi factor authentication.
  • Switching off Geolocations services.
  • How to protect yourself whilst using social media including privacy settings.

About the Presenter

Mark Martin

Mark Martin was a Senior Investigating Officer working in Law Enforcement with over 31 years’ experience of working in the various government agencies including the National Crime Agency. He has handled numerous cases involving drug trafficking, money laundering, endangered species, fraud, tackling child abuse online, extortion, hacking, and various other computer crimes. Mark is an advanced mobile and digital Forensics practitioner. Mark has utilised his open source intelligence skills to locate and identify individuals and criminal organisations online. Mark was one of the founding members of the elite team called the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, set up in 2001 to tackle with online threats.