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Cyber Security is a comprehensive course that teaches the essentials of cyber security. It covers everything from what cyber security is and the types of cyberattack to computer forensics and cloud computing. It has been designed to help users become more aware of how to keep their personal data safe whilst online. 
 

Who is this course for?
This online course is ideal for anyone that wants to understand the attacks our technology can face and how to protect their data from being at risk. Cyber Security is also useful for businesses to learn about the potential threats to their systems so they can put measures in place to avoid these. 
 
 
What will you get from this course?
You will understand all the essentials of cyber security and be able to recognise and prevent a cyber attack from happening to your personal computer or your business’ system. 
 
 
When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • Define cyber security and understand its key principles
  • Know how to prevent a cyber attack  
  • Understand the different types of cyber threat, including Ransomware 
  • Grasp the key points of the Data Protection Act 1998 and other policies 
  • Create a contingency plan in case your computer is ever under threat 
 
Course features 
  • 7 easy-to-follow lessons 
  • Content can be accessed via any platform: mobile, tablet or computer
  • Animated videos for an engaging study programme 

Syllabus

  • Basics: the state of cyber security, key influences and security principles 
  • Cloud Computing: how the Cloud works and its storage variations, security risks and how to protect data within the system 
  • Computer Forensics – Investigations: use of computer forensics, automated investigating and the process of deleting data
  • Introduction to Ransomware: information security, cybersecurity, encryption and how to protect your data and prevent attacks
  • Ransomware and Cybercrime: types of cybercrime and its classification, case study of WannaCry Attack of 2017, the most severe Ransomware attack to date 
  • Ransomware Prevention - Preventing Attacks and Contingency: prevention tips, contingency plans and reporting an attack 
  • Types of Ransomware, Acts and Obligations: types of Ransomware (Scareware, Screen Lockers, and Encrypting Ransomware), Data Protection Act 1998, Client Contractual Obligations and ISO 27001 Compliance

Accreditation

This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.

 

Assessment

At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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