Information Security awareness sessions schedule

Check this page for information on our current awareness sessions.

Sessions for Semester 2 2023/24 are now available to book


All sessions last 1 hour.

Students can book via the Event Booking Service (search for Information Security)

Staff can book via People & Money (Link goes direct to a list of sessions, or go to Learning and search for Information Security)


Date Time Session Location Description

26/01/2024 21/02/2024 06/03/2024 20/03/2024 17/04/2024 15/05/2024

10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00

How Hackers attack

Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This session looks at the techniques cyber criminals use to infiltrate organisations. A number of real-world ploys are discussed along with advice on how to protect yourself from compromise. This session is non-technical and of benefit to everyone.

31/01/2024 28/02/2024 07/03/2024 26/03/2024 24/04/2024 22/05/2024 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00

Hacking Humans

Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This hour-long online session looks at social engineering, the manipulation of the natural human tendency to trust, and how cyber criminals use techniques to scam people out of credentials and data. The session finishes with a look at the cyber kill chain with specific reference to the individual, from the criminal perspective.

07/02/2024 04/03/2024 03/04/2024 01/05/2024 29/05/2024 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00

My neighbour hacked my toothbrush!

Online - Blackboard Collaborate

It has been said the geeks will inherit the earth, and when they do, they will put wi-fi everywhere! But as we connect our devices to the internet, criminals are turning their attention, not only to smart cities but to the smart devices in our kitchens and living rooms. This session considers the security implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) and provides top tips to consider when connecting devices in your home.

14/02/2024 06/03/2024 13/03/2024 10/04/2024 08/05/2024

10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00

Mobile Phone Security

Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This 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.

08/03/2024 10:00 Hacking, Cybercrime and the Movies: Why Cyber Needs a Makeover Online - Blackboard Collaborate This presentation explores how the media has portrayed hacking and cybersecurity, featuring some classic films and the elements they get right and wrong. The talk concludes with suggesting that the image of cyber needs to change and poses the question does the present media portrayal limit the pool of potential candidates looking for a career in security.