How to remain safe and secure on the internet
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How to remain safe and secure on the internet

Learn how to navigate the internet and use email while staying safe from fraudsters, scammers and other threats.
4.5 (29 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,099 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the conclusion of this course students will be able to identify common online threats and scams. Students will also be more equiped to navigate the internet in a safe and secure manner.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge is assumed and no specific materials is required to attend this course. It would be useful for students to have basic knowledge of surfing the internet, or using online systems such as social media, online banking or online shopping.
Description

This course, presented by the Centre for Research into Advanced Fraud & Future Threats (CRAFT), is designed to assist students in learning about threats that they might encounter online and to assist them in protecting their online identlty and using the internet in a safe and secure manner.

No prior knowledge is assumed and the course does not delve into the techniical aspects of the threats or technology. The course material is presented in video format and no additional materials are required to complete the course nor is any activities outside of the course materials required, or expected.

The course can be completed in less than 60 minutes.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is best suited to students who use the internet to communicate with others, navigate social media and perform routine tasks such as online banking or shopping. This course is also for those who wish to learn more about being safe and secure while using the internet. This course is probably not for you if you are an advanced user who is aware of security concerns and actively utilises security procedures.
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16 Lectures 40:15

This lecture welcomes you, the student, to the course & outlines who the company is behind the course.

Welcome
01:47

During the introduction the student will learn about the objectives of the course and the broad outline of what will be covered.

Introduction
00:42

In this lecture we look at the differences between the various generations that use the internet as well as briefly mention the most common reasons pleople visit the online world.

How we use the internet
02:42

During this lecture the common terminology will be introduced and, although discussed in depth later in the course, basic definitions are provided.

The Basics
02:14

This lecture looks specifically at malware threats and explains what malware is and how to protect against it.
AntiVirus and Malware
01:59

What are updates, why are they important and how does one install them are the questions that will be answered during this lecture.

Security Updates
02:04

What are secure passwords and how should they be used ? These questions and more will be discussed during this lecture along with tips on howto create a secure password.

Passwords
01:57

Free online internet access is a drawcard for many to shop, or socialise, in certain places yet there are risks involved. During this lecture we will explore these risks and how to be more aware and secure when using public WiFi. We will also look at how users of online banking and shopping systems keep their information safe and secure ?

Free WiFi
04:44

Unfortunately there are lots of crminals online who will gladly relieve people of their money through whatever means possible. In this lecture the common scams are exposed and brought into the light.

Due to the pervasive nature of email, and the fact that everyone has accees to at least one email account, fraudsters use the platform to try and elicit information from their victims. In this lecture we will also look at the tactics fraudsters employ are highlighted and things to think about are presented for students to consider.

Online Scams
05:52

Two examples of real world email scams that the presenter received are shown and discussed from a standpoint of what to look for when identifying these types of emails as scams.

Emails
04:25

During this lecture we will expand on the topic of fraudsters using emails to try and elicit information.

Phishing
04:13

During this lecture we will examing the recommended ways to stay safe while enjoying the numerous options online for entertainment.

Online entertainment
01:04

During this lecture we will look at a few things to consider when posting photographs online and the risks involved.

Social Media and posting photographs online
03:11

If students had to have only one take away from this course it would be to backup their data. This lecture looks at varios ways to backup data and the importance as to why.

Backups
01:12

In conclusion of this course this lecture presents a brief summary of all that has been covered.

Summary
01:25

Conclusion
00:44
About the Instructor
Centre for Research into Advanced Fraud and Future Threats
4.4 Average rating
82 Reviews
1,494 Students
2 Courses
Fraud and Threat Intelligence

The Centre for Research into Advanced Fraud and Future Threats (CRAFFT) is an organisation dedicated to combating fraud, as well as security threats, in all forms. 

CRAFFT is a premier provider of anti-fraud training, education, bespoke software development in conjuncion with consulting services to individuals as well as to both private and public sector companies.

With over 20 years experience in Information Technology and in excess of 10 years experience of working with some of the largest anti-fraud organistations in the world providing investigation expertise and advice on how to combat fraud, you can be assured that your instructor is knowledgeable and at the forefront of his profession.