Introduction to Cyber Security

Arosha K. Bandara, The Open University

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This online course will help you understand online security and protect your digital life, whether at home or work.

Guided by Cory Doctorow, you will learn how to recognise threats that could harm you online and take steps to reduce the chances that they happen to you.

The course will frame your online safety in the context of the wider world, introducing concepts like malware, viruses, trojans, network security, cryptography, identity theft and risk management.

The course was supported by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme, is GCHQ Certified Training and IISP accredited.

The course does not assume any prior knowledge of computer security and can be enjoyed by anyone interested in improving the security of their digital information.

Dates:
  • 30 September 2019
  • 1 July 2019
  • 11 March 2019
  • 15 October 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 8 January 2018
  • 16 October 2017
  • 10 April 2017
  • 9 January 2017
  • 3 October 2016
  • 4 July 2016
  • 4 April 2016
  • 4 January 2016
  • 5 October 2015
  • 13 July 2015
  • 20 April 2015
  • 26 January 2015
  • 13 October 2014
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  • Language: English Gb

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