Privacy and Security Online

Open enrolment and in-house options available

Security is at the heart of all our OSINT courses. However, the proliferation of threats to our privacy and security has prompted us to develop a dedicated course for organisations and individuals wishing to strengthen their security posture further. In this two-day program you will learn how to manage all aspects of your digital privacy and security, from securing your devices and profiles to controlling and limiting your online footprint.

Course Outline

Securing Your Devices

Introduction

  • Understanding privacy, anonymity and security
  • The four levels of digital security
  • Managing your online presence
  • Conducting a privacy / security audit
  • The Layered Security model
  • Working with the 80/20 rule

Understanding the Threat Landscape

  • Common security myths
  • Contemporary cyber threats
  • Contemporary cyber threat actors
  • Common attack vectors
  • Risks arising from personal behaviour patterns
  • Future cyber challenges

Securing Your PC / Laptop

  • Recommended security settings
  • Recommended tools and applications
  • Establishing a back-up regime
  • Virus and malware protection
  • Working with encryption

Securing Your Mobile Devices

  • Recommended security settings
  • Recommended tools and applications
  • Recommended access controls
  • Reviewing permissions

Securing Your Data and Profiles

Securing Your Data

  • Locking and encrypting sensitive documents
  • Hiding files and folders on your PC
  • Securing external hard disks
  • Securing data in the cloud
  • Monitoring for breached data
  • Monitoring for hacked passwords
  • Developing a response plan

Secure Browsing

  • Privacy-enhancing search tools and extensions
  • Privacy-enhancing browsers
  • Privacy-enhancing email and messaging solutions
  • Privacy-enhancing file sharing solutions
  • Working with VPNs and proxies
  • Blocking fingerprinting and tracking
  • Managing cookies

Securing Email and Social Media Accounts

  • General principles
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Platform specific recommendations
  • Reviewing account permissions
  • Reviewing subscription preferences
  • Working with password managers
  • Secure messaging solutions

Non-Digital Security

  • Physical security recommendations
  • Travel security recommendations

Online Anonymity

  • Your rights under law
  • Removing / demoting personal data
  • Removing comments and likes
  • Developing and maintaining online anonymity

Course Details

Who is this Course For?

This course is for anyone working in an analytic role, regardless of professional background or prior work experience. It is also of value to professionals looking to develop or improve security awareness programs in their organisation.

How You Benefit

On completion of this course you will know how to:

  • Conduct a personal security audit
  • Mitigate the many threats to your privacy and security
  • Secure your PC, laptop and mobile devices
  • Secure your web and social media accounts
  • Navigate the web as securely as possible

What You Receive

  • A full set of slides / user guides in PDF
  • Our Personal Privacy and Security checklist
  • An index of recommended security settings for major online platforms
  • An index of recommended privacy / security-enhancing tools
  • Six months of post-course support

Course Prerequisites

No prior OSINT experience is required to attend this course.

Course Requirements

Please bring a Windows or Mac laptop and ensure you have full administrative rights to this device. Additional software requirements will be sent prior to the start of this course.