Online Privacy and Security
- 1.5 hours on-demand video
- 20 articles
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Use best practices for protecting your privacy and security online.
- Offer workshops for others about privacy and security.
- Create a security action plan for your own data.
- Continue your learning with the course bibliography.
- You’ll need your own computer and/or mobile devices (Android or iOS) and the ability to download and install apps on them.
- There are free versions or free trials for every app that I recommend, but you may want to consider paying for pro versions of some of the tools that you find most valuable.
It seems like every day you hear of a new data breach. Is security dead?
If you read today’s headlines about security breaches, you might be thinking of going back to fax machines and snail mail. Or you might be assuming that privacy is dead and we may as well get used to it (and you have nothing to hide, right?)
There is no such thing as perfect security, but you can learn to greatly decrease your chances of something bad happening.
While there is no such thing as foolproof security and privacy, there is a middle ground that you can find by understanding and using particular techniques.
Comments from students who took this course as a live workshop or as an online course from the American Library Association
"Nicole’s workshop is so pertinent to today’s concerns with privacy and the internet. She gave extraordinary information on how to be safer in the digital age. We can’t wait for Nicole to offer more workshops for our staff!" -Rachel Rooney, IT/Reference Librarian, West Tisbury Library, Massachusetts
"This truly is the best online course I have ever taken! " - Linda Azen Martin, Santiago Canyon College, Seal Beach, CA
- Anyone who worries about online privacy and security and hasn't had time to figure out what tools and apps to use.
- Intelligent people who don't feel up-to-date on the best practices for their own security and privacy.
- This course was originally designed for librarians and teachers who want to offer workshops about privacy and security to others, but it's appropriate for any computer-literate person.
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