This course is designed to show delegates 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 machines and our online behaviour. The day is divided into three key sections - an introduction and two main topic sections, Personal Data and Computer data.
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 personal comments we make online can affect the work systems we use. Careless talk on social sites and forums can allow hackers to leverage their way into our corporate systems.
This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn about protecting themselves when using the Internet and the World Wide Web.