Course Description

IN PERSON: How secure is your computer right now? Computers and the internet have revolutionized our world, but if you’re like most people, you have no clue how they work or what the real threats are. While there are tons of cybersecurity resources for technology experts, there are very few for average computer users. That’s where this course comes in. The instructor will explain the basics of computers, the internet, security and privacy — in plain English using simple analogies — and then show you steps to take to keep your computer secure. Optional reading and activities will be available in the recommended textbook. The course includes eight lectures and two sessions of optional "office hours." The course will include: an overview of cybersecurity, how the internet and encryption work, passwords, computer and network security, online privacy, safe web surfing, secure communication and mobile security. During office hours, students can receive individual help and/or ask detailed questions. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 30.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Section Title
Computer Security & Privacy: Practical Steps to Stay Safe
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Feb 01, 2023 to Apr 05, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Classroom - In Person  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Students should be familiar with computer basics such as browsing the web and installing software.

Recommended reading:
Carey Parker, "Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Security and Privacy for Non-Techies. Fifth Edition" (9781484290354)

Please wait to purchase the recommended book (Forthcoming 5th edition). Look for an email from the instructor after registration with more information.

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