Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Learn how to safeguard your software systems and help prevent cyber crime
Cyber attacks can pose a major threat to any digital business. Addressing the need for system security during the software development life cycle should be a top priority for any organisation.
During this course, you will discover the importance of secure system design and how a security-first mindset can improve the software development process. You will also discuss the legal and ethical implications of the software development process.
What topics will you cover?
- An introduction to system security and the software development life cycle
- Legal and ethical consideration in system development
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
Who is the course for?
This course is for people who want to increase their understanding of the security practices and legislation involved in the software development life cycle.
Who will you learn with?
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What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
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Which program and degree is this course part of?
This course is for individuals who want to explore why it is important to consider security as part of the design and development process of a system, offering an advanced study of the topic.