Cyber security - be safe online (CUR 05)

  • Day and time: Thursday 11:10 - 12:10
  • Length of course: 1 term. Autumn (8 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 20
  • Start date: 12 October 2023
  • Description:

    How safe is the online world? What are the risks we are exposed to and how can we best protect ourselves? This course will cover the emerging area of cyber security. We will discuss topics such as hacking and scams and also make constructive plans for how to deal with possible incidents on a personal level, for example loss of phone or being targeted by scammers. The course will also take a wider view of life online and cover how organisations such as banks protect themselves and their customers, cyber warfare and intelligence, fake news and images, using social media wisely, online influencers and radicalisation and the rise of cryptocurrency and investment scams. The course is non-technical and has no prior requirements. The website of the National Cyber Security Centre ( would be a good place for prospective students to start. Note: There will be no class on 26 Oct.

  • Format: Taught course or activity

  • Tutor: Lucy Purkis
  • I worked in the IT department at Arm, one of Cambridge's most significant technology companies. Since retiring I have been developing my interest in cyber security.

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