Cyber Security Info

PART 1: Staying Safe in Virtual Meetings
Wednesday 10 June 10-11am
How to keep your video conferencing cyber safe and include sensible steps you can take when using conferencing technology facilities (Zoom, Skype, Hangouts and Teams) to protect your privacy.

PART 2: Personal Cyber Security
Wednesday 17 June 10-11am
Learn about the most common cyber security attacks, but more importantly how to take steps to protect yourself including live demonstrations of attacks and learn how to spot them.

PART 3: Staying Safe Doing Business Online
Wednesday 24 June 10-11am
How you can stay safe when selling artworks online as part of your business. Learn how to identify common security issues and threats. You'll learn about social engineering attacks, and the key steps to protect yourself when doing business online.  

PART 4: Consultation / Q&A
Wednesday 1 July 10-11am
An online consultation for members to get direct advice that is relevant to them. An separate RSVP will be sent out after the workshop on 24 June for anyone who would like to follow up with any questions that arise from the course or specific advice that is needed. 

Craig Steele is a computer scientist, educator, published author, and creative technologist, who helps people develop digital skills in a fun and creative environment. Craig designs and delivers interactive training that brings digital skills to life, for people of all ages and abilities and has delivered digital skills workshops to thousands of people across Scotland and internationally.

What device should I use to join the workshop?

To access Zoom you will need either a smartphone using the Zoom app - free in the App/Android/Google store or a computer with video/audio capabilities. 

How do I join the workshop online?

When you RSVP, you will be sent a confirmation email with a Zoom link to access the workshop. As this course is free for members only, we ask that you don't share the link with anyone else. If you are using a computer, you can either run the meeting in your browser window or download the desktop app. If you are using a smartphone, you will need to download the free Zoom app beforehand and will be prompted to enter the meeting password provided in your sign up email.

You can see the full list of Zoom technical requirements here. We recommend you do a test run 10 minutes before the workshop to make sure you are comfortable with how it works. If you have any issues, please email [email protected].

How will the workshop run?

The workshops will be hosted on Zoom in a webinar format, a live online presentation which will be interactive and informative with participants being able to ask questions and have discussions with the tutor in real-time. When you join the workshop, your audio will be muted on entry. It is optional as to whether you choose to turn your video on or not. There is a Chat function we can use to send messages to each other. We'll start with a brief run through on how to use Zoom. If at any point you have a question or comment, please type this into the chat box and we will call on people one by one to turn their audio on and speak. This hopefully keeps it light, but avoids us all speaking over each other at once.

What else will I need at home?

A notebook and pen if you would like to take notes. 

If you're using a phone or a tablet, you may want a stand to keep it in place or something to lean it against for the duration of the workshop so your hand doesn't get tired.

Optional: a lovely brew, coffee, snacks, chocolate - whatever makes you happy!

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren at [email protected]

Click here to RSVP 

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