Information Security

Information Security Training Sessions Schedule 2020/2021

A new set of Information Security training sessions for the 2020/21 period.

 

All sessions last 1 hour and can be booked from:

https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/

Date Time Session Location Description
10/03/2021 10:00 The Internet Survival Guide Online - Blackboard Collaborate

A holistic guide to understanding: what data you hold, where, why and how to protect it

11/03/2021 10:00 The Challenge of Security Awareness Online - Blackboard Collaborate

The challenges of providing a security awareness program are outlined and how these evolved as a result of the global pandemic.

This presentation looks at how the road map for security awareness at The University of Edinburgh was changed by Covid-19 and the move to remote working and teaching

18/03/2021 10:00 How Hackers Attack Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This session 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. This session is non-technical and of benefit to everyone.

23/03/2021 10:00 The Evolving Threat Landscape 2021 Online - Blackboard Collaborate This presentation discusses the threat landscape for 2021, providing an overview of attack trends and what we may expect to see over the coming year. The importance of being aware threats can originate from a wide range of external and internal sources is highlighted, noting that threats are not always initiated by an anonymous hacker.
01/04/2021 10:00 Mobile Phone Security Online - Blackboard Collaborate This talk 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.
06/04/2021 10:00 Scams and Social Engineering Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This session explores how we are manipulated into falling for scams, using real examples. We will look at emotional triggers, common scam categories and how we are approached by scammers.

08/04/2021 10:00 Hacking, Cybercrime and the Movies: Why Cyber Needs a Makeover Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This presentation explores how the media has portrayed hacking and cybersecurity, featuring some classic films and the elements they get right and wrong. The talk concludes with suggesting that the image of cyber needs to change and poses the question does the present media portrayal limit the pool of potential candidates looking for a career in security.

13/04/2021 10:00 The Information Security Toolkit Online - Blackboard Collaborate

A run through common security tools available at the University and their use.

20/04/2021 10:00 The Internet Survival Guide Online - Blackboard Collaborate

A holistic guide to understanding: what data you hold, where, why and how to protect it

22/04/2021 10:00 The Rise of Ransomware Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This sessions deals with the most prevalent form of Malware in the world today. An overview of how Ransomware works along with some newsworthy cases of real attacks are discussed. The session finishes with how best you can protect your data.

27/04/2021 10:00 Information Security during the Pandemic Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This talk provides an overview of the role of the Information Security Directorate within the University, before looking at the security challenges and threats we have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The session finishes with Top Tips to help you stay more secure.

06/05/2021 10:00 The Challenge of Security Awareness Online - Blackboard Collaborate

The challenges of providing a security awareness program are outlined and how these evolved as a result of the global pandemic.

This presentation looks at how the road map for security awareness at The University of Edinburgh was changed by Covid-19 and the move to remote working and teaching

13/05/2021 10:00 How Hackers Attack Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This session 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. This session is non-technical and of benefit to everyone.

20/05/2021 10:00 The Evolving Threat Landscape 2021 Online - Blackboard Collaborate This presentation discusses the threat landscape for 2021, providing an overview of attack trends and what we may expect to see over the coming year. The importance of being aware threats can originate from a wide range of external and internal sources is highlighted, noting that threats are not always initiated by an anonymous hacker.
27/05/2021 10:00 Mobile Phone Security Online - Blackboard Collaborate This talk 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.
03/06/2021 10:00 Hacking, Cybercrime and the Movies: Why Cyber Needs a Makeover Online - Blackboard Collaborate This presentation explores how the media has portrayed hacking and cybersecurity, featuring some classic films and the elements they get right and wrong. The talk concludes with suggesting that the image of cyber needs to change and poses the question does the present media portrayal limit the pool of potential candidates looking for a career in security.
10/06/2021 10:00 The Rise of Ransomware Online - Blackboard Collaborate This sessions deals with the most prevalent form of Malware in the world today. An overview of how Ransomware works along with some newsworthy cases of real attacks are discussed. The session finishes with how best you can protect your data.