This free online course will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. With cyber security often in the news today, the course will also frame your online safety in the context of the wider world, introducing you to different types of malware, including viruses and trojans, as well as concepts such as network security, cryptography, identity theft and risk management. Your guide for the course is Cory Doctorow, a visiting professor at The Open University. This GCHQ Certified Training course is also accredited by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). It has been developed by The Open University with support from the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme and can be accessed free of charge.