Many tasks can now be carried out online: from daily activities such as shopping and banking, to socialising, dating and networking. With so many of our personal details stored on the internet, we are at risk of having our lives disrupted by financial loss or reputational damage from malicious software and computer viruses. This course will teach you how you can avoid becoming a victim of cyber crime.
- The issues to be aware of - who is at risk, and why
- The necessity for internet security
- Which online activities are under threat
- The different types of online threats
- What to look out for and be aware of
- How to choose strong passwords and create secure accounts
- Tools you can use to protect yourself and secure your data.
The tutor will lead the class through group discussions, practical work on computers, individual and group tasks, and online research.
There are no formal entry requirements, but it's helpful if you have a basic understanding of the internet and typing skills.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
Take another of our digital or computing courses to develop your understanding of this area further.
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