Personal Cyber Security

Unionlearn 2018

Tutorial and Resources

This web page contains notes and resources from the Personal Cyber Security workshop as delivered at Unionlearn Conference, July 2018.

Read the notes, find out about other digital skills workshops, or contact Craig for more information.

Personal Cyber Security - Workshop Notes

Estimating Password Cracking Times

  • Try out this tool for estimating how long it would take a cracker to guess your password.


Password Managers

Use these to generate and store secure passwords. Try out 1Password, LastPass, and Dashlane

If you are a BT Broadband customer you can check out the Password Manager True Key by Intel Security. Free for their customers.

Personal Cyber Security Workshop

Nowadays our computers, phones, and tablets are filled with personal information - but how can we keep that sensitive information out of the wrong hands?
In this workshop, you'll learn about the most common cyber security attacks, but more importantly, how to take steps to protect yourself. You'll see live demonstrations of attacks and learn how to spot them. These tips will help you feel more confident about using a computer safely. No technical knowledge is required.

Workshop outline:

  • Introduction to Personal Security

  • Password Security: how to pick a stong password

  • Social Engineering: this is the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information. This is used by attackers because it’s much easier to exploit your natural inclination to trust someone rather than to hack your software.

  • Phishing: this is when someone attempts to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity (such as a bank)

Contact Craig about booking this workshop for your members or staff.

Other workshops

We create and run a variety of digital skills workshops in a fun and social environment. Our training is informative, engaging, and interactive. No technical knowledge is required.

  • Personal Data Protection: How to store, share, and collect data securely

  • Social Media Security: Tips and advice about staying safe online when using social media

  • Personal Data Detox: Reducing your digital footprint online and taking a look at how websites collect your data

  • How To Be Irreplaceable In An Automated Workplace: Learn which jobs/ roles are likely to be replaced in the future and learn some basic programming skills to control a robot

  • Coding For The Web: Create your own digital website

Custom workshops are available on request.

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