The Cyber Security Landscape
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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
When would you like to start?
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?
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!