Information Services

Information Security Essentials

This material covers the information security essentials at The University of Edinburgh.

This online self-enrol Learn course is divided into five modules, each covering a different area of information security at The University of Edinburgh.

The five modules are:

  1. Protecting information
  2. Physical and procedural security
  3. Working remotely and the cloud
  4. Common threats and how to counter them
  5. Why research is different

Enrolling on the course

This is an online self-paced Learn course. To enrol, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the Login with EASE button and enter your EASE credentials.
  3. Click on Self-Enrol at the top right-hand side.
  4. Click on the Browse Course Catalogue button within the Course Catalogue section.
  5. In the Search Catalogue search box, type 'Information Security Essentials' and click Go.
  6. To enrol, click on the down-pointing arrow next to the course title and choose Enrol.
  7. Click Submit followed by OK. You should now be able to view the course.

If you experience any access issues, please contact the IS Helpline at

Further details

To learn more about information security at The University of Edinburgh, visit the Information Security webpages.