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:


University Courses

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):