Understand online security and protect your digital life, whether at home or work.
Guided by Cory Doctorow, you’ll learn how to recognise threats that could harm you online and take steps to reduce the chances that they happen to you.
You’ll 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.
For a more in-depth view of the world of cyber security, take a look at The Open University’s Cyber Security Operations microcredential, endorsed by Cisco Networking Academy.
The course was supported by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme, is GCHQ Certified Training and IISP accredited.
It does not assume any prior knowledge of computer security and can be enjoyed by anyone interested in improving the security of their digital information.