Information Security Classes for Students - Course Descriptions
Student Information Security Awareness Certificate
The Information Security Office has created a FREE series of classes to help the campus community understand and deal with current security threats. The series will cover a broad range of information security topics including understanding and protecting yourself from viruses/malware and identity theft, online security and privacy, and how to protect your computer and your data. Each class will focus on one topic and provide participants in depth information as well as recommended security best practices related to the topic. Participants who complete all five classes will earn the Student Information Security Awareness Certificate.
- Current viruses/malware
- Infection methods
- Banner ads
- Symptoms of infection
- What to do if you are infected
- Protecting yourself
- Topics include:
- Operating System updates
- Anti virus updates
- Application updates
- Safer surfing
In this session, we will discuss potential risks of using social networking and communication sites, such as Face book, MySpace, blogs, and wikis, and give you tips to keep yourself and your data safe in today's online world.
- Identity Theft overview
- Social Engineering
- Protection tips
This session is an in depth exploration of Identity Theft including common methods and motivations. Additionally, we will discuss ways to identify and avoid identity theft.
- Examples of scams
- Methods and Motives
- Protection tips
Participants will learn how to navigate and function safely within Facebook.
- Setting security and privacy settings
- Third party applications
- Best practices for protecting your privacy on Facebook
- Viruses/malware on Facebook