20 to 24 June 2022 Online

Summer School 2022: Digital Trust and Security in the Post-COVID World Theory and Research

Published 2 months, 1 week ago

The University of Manchester offers a summer course that will enable participants to understand the nature of digital harms, from online crimes to the malicious manipulation of information, the influence of behaviours and attitudes, and transcending the digital boundaries to effect physical and psychological attacks. The different ways in which those harms can be reduced or prevented so that people can make well-informed choices about countering security threats in personal, societal and business contexts will be explored. Moreover, participants will learn about cross-cutting research on digital trust and society and discuss the methodological challenges and opportunities associated with research in this domain. 

Course objectives:

  •  Distinguish the nature and range of cyber threats and ways to counter them;
  •  Identify the skills and knowledge required by professionals working in the industry;
  •  Gain a general understanding of the opportunities and threats associated with the growth in digital technologies;
  •  Gain a general understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with research on digital trust and security;
  •  Apply this knowledge in your own personal, societal and business contexts;
  •  Put acquired knowledge and skills into practice to write a blog post or research proposal in teams.

Who should attend?

The course is open to MRes and PGR students, researcher or practitioner who wants to learn about the emergence of new digital harms, the influence of behaviours and attitudes on digital trust and cyber security, different ways in which those harms can be reduced or prevented, and methodological approaches to researching digital trust and security.

The course takes place online.

For more information on the programme, fees and registration, please navigate to the event website.