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Internet Privacy & Browsing Anonymously   NEW!

In this one-day class, we will learn how to browse the Internet anonymously and how to prevent much of our private information from being leaked to web and more. We will discuss and practice hiding our information thorough cryptography, steganography, and onion routing. We will also discuss how to secure your notebook, cell phone, or tablet from outside detection and manipulation.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Describe what it means to be anonymous on the Internet
  • Describe what PII (Personally Identifiable Information) is
  • Implement practical ways to hide information both online and offline
  • Describe how cryptography, like SSL/TLS, helps secure information
  • Describe what Onion Routing and VPNs do
  • Install, Configure, and Use the Tor browser
  • Implement proper best practices for anonymous browsing
  • Implement a VPN to secure communications
  • Hide your browsing location from others on the web
  • Implement browser extensions to ensure secure communications
  • Use steganography to hide information in both audio and picture files
  • Scrub files to remove metadata like GPS coordinates and annotations
  • Implement physical means to prevent electronic theft or use of your electronics
  • Implement VeraCrypt to make encrypted folders and hard drives

    Competencies covered in this course: Internet browsing, security, information management
Intended Audience: This course is for anyone interested in securing their information with practical and useful methods that are quite simple to do and maintain

Recommended Prerequisite: Experience with Windows, macOS, or Linux


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