Learning Resources for Digital TIPS
This list of online courses and resources is maintained by Dr Dmitry Dereshev (The University of Manchester), and Professor Vladimiro Sassone (University of Southampton). You can find out more about the people behind SPRITE+ here.
Last updated: 2020-05-19.
Start here (Level 0)
If you are new to the area of digital trust, identity, privacy, and security, there are 2 courses to start you off. One is a GCHQ-approved free online course from Open University, which covers all the basics related to personal digital security. The other, from the University of Washington, includes a discussion on some of the legal aspects of cybersecurity, not mentioned in the Open Uni course.
Cybersecurity as a Career
With the basic knowledge in place, take a look at the Cybersecurity Career Pathways, which detail some of the ways to get into cybersecurity:
Continue Exploring (Level 1)
Some areas within digital TIPS grow to be their own topics entirely:
Securing Digital Democracy
More in-depth Knowledge (Level 2)
Level 2 courses provide a more comprehensive cover on topics related to personal digital security, cryptography, networks, and systems.
Computer Systems Security
Lectures cover threat models, attacks that compromise security, and techniques for achieving security, based on recent research papers. Topics include operating system (OS) security, capabilities, information flow control, language security, network protocols, hardware security, and security in web applications.
Practie Your Skills! (Level 3)
Test your skills with these interactive exercises!
CTF Field Guide
Keen to expand your knowledge and complete a degree on the topic? Several universities allow you to specialise in digital TIPS -related topics:
Centres for Doctoral Training (MSc + PhD):