DIM-00 Course Introduction

Introduction to The Digital Identity Management Course

We all use digital tools and services. Whether we use bank cards, smartphones or computers, we are exposing ourselves to way of storing, presenting or sharing information that can put us at risk.

The risks we face in the digital world are an extension of the risks we face in the physical world. Information in the wrong hands can lead to our identities being used by others for various reasons. Perhaps simply to get access to services we have access to, or perhaps for malicious purposes, reputational damage or financial advantage at our expense.

There are many ways in which we can reduce the risks of participation in a digital world. This course not only presents the risks, but also what we can do to minimise the risks.

What do we mean when we talk about our identity? How many identities do we have? How can we manage our identities and ensure we are in control of how we are represented in the digital world?

Digital Inclusion, in collaboration with the University of the Western Cape (UWC), developed this course and have established an online portal for facilitators to access.

A number of topics will be covered to help you, as a potential trainer, achieve the learning outcomes of this module. It is important to study each of these sections to ensure that you expand your knowledge in the subject. If you are a facilitator, you must be able to present on each of the sections when conduction public sessions.


Section 1 Privacy and security in a digital world
Section 2 Introduction to digital identity management
Section 3 Introduction to identity theft
Section 4 Bank card risks and prevention
Section 5 Device and application risks and prevention
Section 6 Network risks and prevention
Section 7 Service provider risks and prevention
Section 8 Data risks and prevention
Section 9 Information risks and prevention
Section 10 Password risks and prevention

Each section has a main page and one or more sub-pages with content to review.