We all use IT extensively in our daily lives, whether it’s email at work, streaming services at home or social media on the move.  This over-familiarity has developed a sense of ‘trust’ in the information we are presented with.

This poses a serious risk of criminals leveraging this trust to make money.  In recent years there have been many highly-publicised cases of websites being ‘hacked’, companies losing personal data and people being victims of fraud.

Although there are many security products providing protection, no-one can afford to be complacent and the single best defence is user vigilance.

This course provides a general awareness of IT security, highlights the methods often used by attackers and shows ways to protect yourself from cyber-crime.