Introduction to cyber security essentials

Learn how to protect your personal or business data from cyber security attacks in this short course. You will learn how to deploy basic technical controls into your personal or organisation data information systems to ensure that basic technical security measures are in place.
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Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00

Course Code: CYB03

Available start dates 

Sat, day, 16 Jul - 16 Jul '22

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This is an introductory course in cyber security and network vulnerability. It will cover the different types of current threats and risks that can damage your personal or business data and provide you with the necessary tools to protect your data.

What will we cover?

1. Different types of cyber security
2. Type of threats and hacker techniques and how they can harm your data
3. Network and Wireless security
4. Recovering from attacks: What steps to take if you suspect a security breach
5. Defending against viruses and malware
6. Outline all essential steps you have to take to protect personal or business data
7. Recognise emerging security risks of social media
8. Secure your accounts and passwords, online banking, online shopping, cloud accounts and social media accounts
9. Shield your PC/ Mac / mobile phone / IOS / android device etc.
10. Learn how to browse privately and secure your online activity
11. Introducing the different types of professional Network security tool firewalls, virtual private networks (VPN), intrusion detection and prevention.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

1. Summarise different types of cyber security
2. Identify risks and remove security threats
3. Apply Network and Wireless security
4. Defend your data against viruses and malware
5. Identify emerging security risks of social media
6. Protect your accounts and passwords, online banking, online shopping, cloud accounts and social media accounts
7. Protect your PC/ Mac /mobile phone / IOS / android device etc.
8. Be familiar with the different types of professional Network security tool such as firewalls, virtual private networks (VPN), intrusion detection and prevention.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course which requires familiarity with using the internet.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The class will be taught with a mixture of presentations and demonstration. Notes will be provided via Google Classroom.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs added to this course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please click here to view all our courses in the Technology area or click here to view our Programming and Maths courses.

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