Information Security

Spring 2019 - Face to face training sessions

A listing of the face to face training sessions available from Information Security this term.

The Art of Secret Messages: 

Part of the Festival of Creative Learning, the Art of Secret Messages is a two hour workshop where participants will gain a practical understanding of how coded messages, encryption and secure processes work, culminating in them developing their own methods for sending secret messages. The twist? All of this will be done without reliance on computers.

So come along and experience Victorian fan language, video game languages, the 300 year "unbreakable" cipher and more!

  • Wed 20th Feb - 13:00 - 15:00 - Chrystal MacMillan Building, Meeting room 2
  • Friday 22nd Feb - 13:00 - 15:00 - Chrystal MacMillan Building, Meeting room 2

Festival of creative learning website

 

The Internet Survival Guide:

Have you ever thought about what data you own? Who do you share it with? How is it protected? Learn how to start asking the right questions and building up good cybersecurity habits, looking at:

  • Knowing what data you have
  • How to secure your devices
  • Passwords
  • Encryption
  • Developing your knowledge

This acts as a beginner's overview and companion to the Information Security Essentials training on LEARN.

  • Tues 22nd Jan – 10:00 – 11:00 – Medical School 1.420, Room 8, Door 3 (Central Area)
  • Wed 6th Feb – 13:00 – 14:00 – Seminar Room 1, Chancellor’s Building (Little France) 
  • Thurs 7th Mar – 10:00 – 11:00 – Muchison House, Room G.12 (King’s Buildings) 

 

Phishing, Scams and Social Engineering:

Humans are often one of the key targets in cyber attacks. This session looks at how Fraudsters and Hackers play against human nature in order to compromise us. 

  • Wed 13th Feb – 15:00 – 16:00 – Appleton Tower, Room 2.07 (Central Area) 
  • Thurs 21st Feb – 10:00 – 11:00 – Post-Grad Centre, Calton Room (Little France) 
  • Tues 19th Mar – 14:00 – 15:00 – Joseph Black Building, Room G.69 (King’s Buildings) 

 

Ransomware:

This one-hour session will look into one of the most widely publicised and dangerous varieties of malware - ransomware. 

  • Tues 26th Feb – 11:30 – 12:30 – 21 George Square – Room G.02 (Central Area) 
  • Thurs 14th Mar – 10:00 – 11:00 – Seminar Room 5, Chancellor’s Building (Little France) 
  • Tues 2nd Apr – 14:00 – 15:00 – Murchison House, Room G.12 (King’s Buildings) 

 

Mobile Security:

This one hour 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.

  • Thurs 17th Jan - 10:00 - 11:00 - Room 2.05, Appleton Tower
  • Thurs 28th March – 15:00 – 16:00 – Meeting Room 11, Argyle House (Central Area) 
  • Tues 9th April – 10:00 – 11:00 – Seminar Room 3, Chancellor’s Building (Little France) 

 

Information Security: Why is Information Security important to me and you?

This one hour talk outlines the main reasons why, in an increasingly connected data-sharing world, information security is vitally important for everyone both at home and at work. Includes top tips to help you stay more secure.

  • Thurs 31st Jan - 14:00 - 15:00 - Room G.12, Murchison House
  • Tues 5th March - 10:00 - 11:00 - Classroom 8, Doorway 3, Medical School, Teviot
  • Mon 6th May - 14:00 - 15:00 - Seminar Room 3, Chancellors Building

 

How to Book

Places on all of these courses can be booked via the University Events system:

Events