Cybersecurity – Part 5: Internet Privacy and Survival of the overly suspicious
|CPD Hours:||Attendance at this seminar will secure 1.5 hour/s verifiable CPD points including other professional bodies (SAICA, SAIBA, ACCA, IACSA, IRBA & etc)|
In the internet era, consumers seem increasingly resigned to giving up fundamental aspects of their privacy for convenience in using their phones and computers, and have grudgingly accepted that being monitored by corporations and even governments is just a fact of modern life. Internet privacy is becoming a growing concern these days for people of all ages. Companies track your behavior across websites to serve you with highly relevant advertisements. Governments monitor every move you make to predict your behavior and control you better. And cybercriminals leave no stone unturned to steal your data for their nefarious purposes! Instant connectivity has changed the way we live and work for the better, but this convenience comes at a very big price: your privacy! That’s why it has become more important than ever for you to take responsibility for protecting your Internet privacy and personal information. “Google knows quite a lot about all of us. No one ever lies to a search engine. I used to say that Google knows more about me than my wife does, but that doesn’t go far enough. Google knows me even better, because Google has perfect memory in a way that people don’t.” - Bruce Schneier, cybersecurity expert
This session provides a basic guide to some considerations and ideas to help corporates, auditors and accoutants think about their roles, objectives and work programmes.
• Privacy, Anonymity and Pseudonymity • Identity strategies • Online tracking • Facebook Data Mining Scandal • The 1000s of impressions Facebook has about you • Places where you are tracked online • Cookies • Browsing in Incognito Mode • The courageous browser • Can one delete one’s online accounts? • Can one disappear online? • Cybersecurity for homeowners – low tech tips to protect your privacy online
This session is perfect for individuals: • with no background in IT or cyber security • who want to learn how to protect themselves against hackers and malware • who want to learn the basics of cyber security • who want to learn about new strategies and software that can ensure their privacy online No prior security experience required—this is a beginner-level course