Information Services

Upcoming Events

Find out what digital safety and citizenship-centred events are happening on campus and near you.

Please note that due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many of our face-to-face events and training sessions have moved online. We will shortly be updating the information below to include new session dates for Semester 1 (2020/21).

Digital Skills and Training Events

The following workshops and events are hosted by the University's Digital Skills and Training team. Find more information on these sessions below and book through the MyEd Event Booking system (please note, timings and bookings for Semester 1 2020/21 will be updated shortly).

Digital Safety and Citizenship for Students (14 October/4 November)

New for the 2020/21 academic year, the Digital Skills and Training team are launching Digital Safety and Citizenship for Students, a one-hour webinar that takes you through the basics of how to keep yourself and those around you safe while engaging online. This session examines some of the key online safety threats you might encounter during your studies and shares best practice on how to use technology responsibly to learn, create and participate online. (EASE login required for bookings) 

Digital Skills Workshop: Digital Communication, Collaboration and Participation

Brought to you by the Digital Skills and Training team, this 1.5 hour interactive workshop looks at communication in general before delving into collaboration and participation via multiple digital platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram, YouTube and a website). Learn about the University of Edinburgh social media guidelines, accessibility legislation and tips for effective digital communication, collaboration and participation. (EASE login required for bookings)

Digital Skills Workshop: Information, Data and Media Literacies

This 1.5 hour introductory workshop from the Digital Skills and Training team examines why information, data and media literacy matter in a world filled with fake news, false images and opinions peddled off as research. Find the right tools and methods to differentiate fact from fiction and learn helpful tips to ensure we only share verified information. (EASE login required for bookings)

Digital Skills Workshop: Digital Identity and Wellbeing

Brought to you by the Digital Skills and Training team, this 1.5 hour workshop explores ways you can develop a positive digital identity and manage your own digital reputation, as well as look after personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings. (EASE login required for bookings)

Digital Safety Focus Groups – Starting in 2020

Want to share your experiences of online engagement? Please watch this space for updates and news about our upcoming focus groups or email us at is.skills@ed.ac.uk with a message for the attention of (FAO) our Digital Safety Support Officer.

Contact the Digital Skills and Training team

Information Security Workshops

The following workshops are hosted by the University's Information Security team and occur frequently around the University's various campuses. Find more information on these sessions below and book through the MyEd Event Booking system (please note, timings and bookings for Semester 1 2020/21 will be updated shortly).

How Hackers Attack

This workshop looks at the techniques cyber criminals use to infiltrate organisations. A number of real world ploys are discussed along with advice on how to protect yourself from compromise. Book yourself a space at the link below (EASE login required).

Practical encryption for staff and students

This workshop will look at why we need to encrypt our data and how we can go about it using a number of common use cases (secure transmission to a third party, storage of research data, keeping a secret repository for personal use). Booking via the link below (EASE login required).

The Internet Survival Guide

This workshop teaches the basic concepts of good cyber security habits to help you stay safer online. It is aimed at those with limited confidence in their cyber security skills and offers an excellent companion to the Information Security Essentials course on LEARN. Sign up via the link below (EASE login required).

Mobile Security

This workshop provides a high level overview of mobile phones and the security landscape they operate within, the attack surface along with examples of threats are highlighted along with top ten security tips to help with securing mobile devices. Sign up via the link below (EASE login required).

An Introduction to Information Security

This workshop provides an overview of the role of the Information Security Directorate within the University, highlighting the main areas of work the team are involved in. The second half of the talk covers the background to threats such as email phishing, social engineering, mobile security, and ransomware. Top tips to help you stay more secure are also included. Sign up via the link below (EASE login required).

Fraud, Phishing and Social Engineering

This workshop provides a look at the means of contact and the emotional triggers that criminals use to commit fraud and perpetrate scams against staff and students at the University.  During the session you will learn about common scams such as: 

  • 419 scams
  • Fake investments
  • Dating scams
  • Fake blackmail
  • Tech support scams

Sign up via the link below (EASE login required).

External Events

The following digital safety and citizenship events are hosted by external organisations around Scotland. Find information about what's happening in and around your area below. (Please note we are currently collating information on external online events that might be of interest to our students. Please check back later for more information.)

 

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