This course is a solid Introduction to Computer Security for absolute beginners. The most salient distinguishing feature of this course compared to other available Computer Security courses is that the only pre-requisite assumed is the casual use of standard computer tools, like web browsers, e-mail, etc.
Computer Security is a complex multifaceted subject. We read daily in newspapers stories of major breaches of Computer Security. It looks like the Bad Guys are winning the battle. We want to change all that and make your computing secure from the bad guys.
The goal of this course is to make this complex subject accessible to the average computer user. You do not need to understand in any depth computers, and yet we will explain to you in everyday language, without jargon or prior technical knowledge what you need to know to strengthen the security of your computing against the bad guys trying to penetrate your computers to harm you and or steal your sensitive information.
- I start from scratch with minimum prerequisites: The only knowledge assumed is casual use of computers, such as using browsers, e-mail, word processors, or similar applications.