Malahide Community School, Adult EducationCyber Security For Home Users

Cyber Security For Home Users

North Dublin County
€ 55
5 weeks
Part Time and Evening
Monday 7.30 - 9.00pm
Start Date: 16/09/2024

Course description

Course Description:

Staying safe online has become more crucial than ever before. From shopping and banking to work and entertainment, much of our lives now depend on the internet. But with this digital convenience also comes risk – risk from hackers, scammers, and cybercriminals using ever-more sophisticated methods to access our data and devices. That’s why developing core cybersecurity skills is so important in today’s interconnected world. Digital Self Defence is designed to provide everyday internet users with the knowledge needed to protect themselves online. In a series of clear and practical lessons, you’ll learn how to create strong passwords, safeguard your social media accounts, secure your home Wi-Fi network, avoid phishing scams, safely surf the web, and much more. Whether total beginner or seasoned user, this course has something for everyone seeking to fortify their cyber defenses. Enroll now and gain the understanding required to keep your data, assets and family safe!
Class 1

Why CyberSecurity is important for everybody
Introduction to some common terms and concepts
Basic Cyber Hygiene
Types of cyber attacks.

Class 2

  • Understanding Online Threats.
  • Secure web browsing. What’s the worst that clicking a link can do.
  • Password and account security. How secure are yours.

Class 3

  • Email (and other messages) Security – Phishing, how to avoid and protect yourself.
  • Shopping online safely.
  • What’s a VPN and do you need one?

Class 4

  • Protecting your home devices (phones, laptops, Internet of Things)
  • Protecting your home network.
  • Patching / Anti Malware.
  • Backup
  • Recovering from a cyber-attack.

Class 5

  • Social Media. What you’re sharing.
  • Fake accounts
  • GDPR & the law
  • Your family (children and seniors) and the internet. How to help them protect themselves.

Course Day & Time: Monday evening 7.30 – 9.00pm

Start Date: 16/09/24

Cost: €55

Course Format: In class with tutor (Maximum of 12 students)

Duration: 5 weeks

Equipment Needed: Please bring a phone or tablet or laptop. (Note this is not Mandatory)

Enrolment:  Opens on Monday the 12th of August at 11am. – You can enrol online through our website by clicking on the Easy Payments Plus button.

Tutor: Michael O’Neill


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