Information Security Awareness Sessions Schedule

Check this page for information on our current awareness sessions.

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
07/09/2022 03/11/2022 10:00 10:00
The Evolving Threat Landscape 2022-23
Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This presentation discusses the threat landscape for 2022-23, providing an overview of attack trends and what we may expect to see over the next year. The importance of being aware threats can originate from a wide range of external and internal sources is highlighted, noting that threats are not always initiated by an anonymous hacker.

08/09/2022 10/11/2022 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.

15/09/2022 17/11/2022 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.

22/09/2022 24/11/2022 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.

29/09/2022 01/12/2022 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.

06/10/2022 10:00
The Rise of Ransomware   
Online - Blackboard Collaborate
This sessions deals with the most prevalent form of Malware in the world today. An overview of how Ransomware works along with some 
newsworthy cases of real attacks are discussed. The session finishes with how best you can protect your data.
20/10/2022 08/12/2022 10:00 10:00

Phish and Tips

Online - Blackboard Collaborate

This session introduces the Information Security Top Ten Tips and then covers additional useful to know points around mobile phone security, Internet of Things and home working, Ransomware, Phishing and using social media. These lists have been culled from the hour sessions that are run regularly throughout the year. This session is non-technical and of benefit to everyone.

27/10/2022 15/12/2022 10:00 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.