Digital Security

Introduction

Welcome to Lesson Two of the Nabz-Iran digital security training. In the last lesson we discussed some of the specific threats that all users of the Internet face, as well as their potential implications for the work and safety of users. Now it’s time to talk a little more about how to protect your information. There are many aspects to proper digital protection, and this lesson will focus primarily on protecting yourself against outside attacks by securing your computer or making access to your information more difficult.

Many of these materials are taken from the Security in-a-Box site, which is also provided in Farsi. We encourage you to read the content on this site, but note that the Farsi section of the website is not updated as often as the English section.

Your computer (and the other digital devices you use) can serve as a bridge to a whole world of information, but at the same time can be a gateway to a world of threats from the Internet. As a result, it is vital to protect those tools from various attacks. You may not be familiar with some of these tools and practices, and some may not be practical as your computer is somewhat outdated. However, any time and effort that you spend towards your knowledge in the field of protection against malicious threats in the virtual world is worth it. This information will give you a certain level of knowledge subconsciously, which may help you take appropriate steps to improve your security in the future.

At the end of this module, you’ll be asked to evaluate your knowledge of your own computer. By the time you are through, you’ll not only know how to protect yourself online, but also have created additional safeguards for the computer you are on right now.