Knowing Technology III: Your Digital Security

Course Outline:

Everyone has created a digital footprint. Whether it's your password, username, SSN, IP address, or home address everyone has a digital identity. Protecting and controlling your digital identity starts with understanding what it is, and how you control its use. This course is designed to provide you with the tools to understand and use the latest digital security measures to secure your digital assets. This class is the fifth class in the Knowing Technology series. Highly recommended prerequisite courses: Knowing Technology I, & II, or equivalent knowledge.


Computer Basics, File Management Skills, or equivalent experience.

Required Textbook & Materials

  • None


Please bring a Flash Drive/Memory Stick 512MB or larger to class which will enable you to save your class work.

Meeting Information:

  • Days:   Friday
  • Dates:   02/12/21
  • Number of Sessions:   1
  • Time:   01:00 - 03:00 PM
  • Location:   Online
  • Days:   Tuesday
  • Dates:   04/06/21
  • Number of Sessions:   1
  • Time:   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location:   Online

Lesson Plan:

  • Course Introduction
  • What is Digital Security & Privacy?
  • How can I Protect my Digital Assets?

In-Class Material:

Class Exercises

Please list the three most pressing questions you have concerning digital security or privacy.


Support Links:

Technical Terms, Jargon, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

Digital Literacy Links

Encryption Products and Services


Encryption Software Tools 2018

VPN Services

Device Fingerprint Elimination


Implementing DO-NOT-TRACK

Implementing Anonymous Searching

Destroying Tracking Cookies

Disable Third-Party Cookies

Destroying Click-Stream Data

Password Policies

Cyber Insurance

Google Deatomization Tools

Privacy Apps

Secure Email Services

Credit Monitoring and Freeze

Dark Web Scan

PC Magizine "Best of"

Cloud Storage

Robocall Blocker Apps

iOS & Android



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