Information Security

Other training resources

Information security training, certification and research.

UK Goverment

The UK Government has created a website which help us to digitally secure our lives.

This material is suitable for all computer users.

Cyber Aware (external link)

National Cyber Security Centre has produced a short course called 'Stay Safe Online - Top Tips for Staff' and that is available below

NCSC Stay Safe Online

Professional Certifications

This material is suitable for specialists or those wanting to become specialists.

SANS is an important and useful source for information security training and security certification.

The SANS Institute

CompTIA provide IT and Information Security certification

CompTIA Security (external link)

The British Computer Society provide a base Information Security Certification

BCS Information Security Management Principles (external link)

Certified Ethical Hacker is one of the most common certifications for those wanting to become Penetration Testers

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (external link)

For professionals and those with several years experience in Information Security

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) (external link)

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (external link)


23 Things is a self-directed course in Edinburgh University to enable you to become familiar with modern on-line  technologies.  "Thing 4"  is about Digital Security. You can do this independently, though we recommend the whole course too. 

Thing 4: Digital Security