Online course in Tech & Coding

The Cyber Security Landscape

Understand cyber security today: explore cyber threats and the key functions of cyber security within a commercial organisation.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
  • Learn Free
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This course is part of the program Digital Security Risk, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MBA (for the Cyber Security Management sector). Find out more.

Develop your knowledge of cyber security in today’s world

Cyber attacks have major implications for individuals, governments and businesses. No one can afford to be complacent about cyber security.

This course introduces some of the most significant issues, challenges and opportunities shaping today’s global cyber security landscape.

You will explore emerging cyber security risks, types of cyber attacks and the impact that they can have on organisations, and the specific threats posed by new technologies.

What topics will you cover?

  • Current and emerging security implications
  • Networks and security, loss of the traditional LAN and LAN perimeter
  • Consumerisation of corporate technology through apps, tablets and smartphones
  • Client-side threats, web-server security, web-applications security
  • Operating system security
  • Concepts, problems and issues related to modern technologies

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of relevant knowledge about organisations, their external context and how they are managed
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the changing cyber threat landscape and the developments in cyberspace
  • Apply knowledge to a range of situations including IT security, finance, accounting, and organisational behaviour, taking account of the inter-relationships of these topics and their interactions with the business and the industry and external environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate techniques sufficient to allow detailed investigation into relevant cybersecurity management issues

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of cyber security and protect themselves against cyber attacks.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Anitha Chinnaswamy

Anitha Chinnaswamy

Anitha Chinnaswamy is an Assistant Professor at the Coventry Business School. As a Research Associate with CBiS, she is involved in teaching & research that pertains to data & information management.

Rob Milford

Rob Milford

I'm a lecturer in leadership for Coventry University. However, I specialise in collaborative working, in particular, the cyber infrastructures that enable collaborations to share information.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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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.

Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!

How do degrees work on FutureLearn?

Do the free course
Join and complete the program
Get academic credit for an online degree from Coventry University

Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Digital Security Risk, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MBA (for the Cyber Security Management sector).