Updated for 2018, 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.
Our mobile devices have a number of inherent security weaknesses out of the box, learn about mobile device privacy and security.