MOOC: Internet Security for Beginners

openHPI/Hasso-Plattner-Institute

Hackers manage again and again to steal passwords, to access sensitive enterprise and user data, and, in the worst case scenario, to even paralyze entire companies. The Internet offers various possibilities to its users, but, at the same time, it harbors dangers and vulnerable points of attack, which many people are not even aware of. In this openHPI course you will learn the basics of Internet security.

Activity website: https://open.hpi.de/courses/intsec2018

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Time & Place

25 Sep 2018 00:00 to 25 Nov 2018 00:00
Hasso-Plattner-Institut

Target Audience

Anyone who uses the Internet

Description

Since the late sixties, American researchers have not only been able to use computers as standalone calculating machines but to connect them to a broad network. This was the start of the Internet which, in the meantime, connects nearly four billion people and around 23 billion devices, (e.g., computers, smartphones and sensors). The network of networks has therefore also become an attractive target for criminals. Around four million attacks are registered every day, (i.e., 50 per second). Although the economic damage around the globe is huge - and we are talking about US$400 billion a year - only a small amount of resources is spent on Internet security.

Protection from Internet risks requires more action worldwide: from businesses, institutions, public authorities, and every one of us. In this 6-week free course in English, we offer practical support to face this challenging task. With no prior knowledge required, participants can find out what methods hackers use to break into computers and networks. Learn how cybercriminals manage to steal passwords and how you can protect yourself from such cyberattacks.

The workload of this course is equivalent to 2 ECTS credits.

Course characteristics:
Language: English
Starting from: February 26, 2018
Course end: April 9, 2018
Duration: 6 weeks (3-6 hours per week)
Target group: Anyone who uses the Internet
Course requirements: none

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