• Coventry University logo

Digital and Physical Aspects of Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies

There are many organisations globally that share their assessments of risk, but what is the basis of their assessment?

Digital and Physical Aspects of Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

What is at stake for the interconnected world under the RSET paradigms?

The course will look at both digital and physical aspects of resilience and security, and the growing concerns posed by advanced and persistent cyber threats and societal vulnerabilities to emerging risks.

It will focus on the World EcF global risk analysis factors, with due regard for the impact predictive analysis, scenario analysis and the role big data plays in attaining a robust measure of resilience and security. It will also cover the measures taken to safeguard emerging technologies.

What topics will you cover?

  • Definitions of risk
  • The World Economic Forums risk categories
  • Tools for analysing risk
  • The paradigm model
  • Cultural, social and cognitive biases

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Identify the concepts of risk and how they affect Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies
  • Assess case studies with global RSET implications
  • Explore predictive analysis and scenario analysis as a tool for RSET management
  • Discuss paradigm issues with RSET

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at students who wish to understand the concepts of risk and how they affect resilience, security and emerging technologies.

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?

Ast. professor and practitioner in crisis management, risk, BCM, security and resilience. A recipient of 3 awards having worked across 49 countries. https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-harrop-2b54b83/

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

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.

  • Established

  • Location


Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

Want to know more about learning on FutureLearn? Using FutureLearn