Staying Safe Online
Remember Tron? The light-bikes, the incredible outfits and the amazing 1980s CGI? Everyone wanted to play in a virtual world like that. They quickly realised though, that the consequences of losing in the world of Tron could be just as bad as in the real one.
The parallels don’t end here though. When you go online, you’re entering a virtual world. But the risks you face there are just as real and just as dangerous as the ones you face in real life. There are online predators, hackers, phishers, and criminal gangs, all waiting for an opportunity to strike. At best you might lose money. At worst you might lose your entire identity or be subjected to mental, or even physical, abuse.
Outline Learning Objectives:
- Identifying online threats
- Staying safe online
- Improving computer security
Why should I take this course?
It’s vitally important that you stay in control of your personal data whilst on the internet. It affects everyone from the basic computer user to anyone that ventures onto the World Wide Web. Whether in your job or at home you’ll spend at least some work or leisure time online. This course will help you to stay safe in the virtual world.