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Introduction to Cyber Security

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Topics Covered
  • Threat landscape: terminology, cyber security threats, keeping up to date
  • Authentication: access control, passwords, two-factor authentication
  • Malware: types of malware, attack vectors, preventing infection
  • Networking and communications: fundamentals, security challenges, standards
  • Cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, applications
  • Network security: firewalls, virtual private networks, intrusion detection / prevention
  • When your defences fail: cyber security laws, recovering from attacks
  • Managing security risks: risk analysis and management

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Rating 4.2 based on 20 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Jul 1 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $89
From The Open University via FutureLearn
Instructors Arosha K. Bandara, Terry Burbidge, Peter Thomson
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Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags C Tech & Coding

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Rating 4.2 based on 20 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Jul 1 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $89
From The Open University via FutureLearn
Instructors Arosha K. Bandara, Terry Burbidge, Peter Thomson
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags C Tech & Coding

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