Online course

Digital Security Policy and Management

Explore the guiding principles of information security policies and their influence on businesses and organisations.

Digital Security Policy and Management

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 8 hours

Discover the influence of policy, plan and procedure on digital security

This course will investigate the role of a cyber security policy, the assets that need to be protected, the threats to those assets and the rules and controls for protecting them.

You’ll also carry out a critical analysis of existing policies and examine guidance on designing a security policy.

What topics will you cover?

  • Guiding principles of information security
  • Developing pragmatic security policies and ensuring universal participation
  • Implementing and maintaining information security within the enterprise

What will you achieve?

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

  • Explain the role of a security policy and how it protects people, organisations, and information
  • Evaluate the influence of policy on establishing acceptable bounds for behaviour
  • Evaluate existing IT governance policies
  • Explain self-direction in designing security policies to defend assets within the context of global communication and the web

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who is keen to increase their knowledge of digital security risks and the tools and techniques used to guard against them.

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.