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Information Security for Beginners
Understand the importance of data security
In the age of the internet, our private information has never been more vulnerable and important to protect.
On this four-week course, you’ll understand what information security means and the core principles you can use to better protect your data, business structure, and the people within your organisation.
Guided by the experts at the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC- Council), you’ll also learn the best practices for identifying threats and securing your data.
Identify and approach security threats to your data
The internet can be a very dangerous place when it comes to your personal information. There are volumes of scams, viruses, and malware that have the potential to access your data.
This course will enable you to recognise various potential threats. You’ll also learn the skills and techniques to safely handle threats without compromising your data.
Recognise the tensions between security and privacy in cyber security
Privacy and security are closely connected. While privacy is your ability to control the use of your information, security refers to how your information is protected.
You’ll examine relevant examples which portray the constant push-and-pull between privacy and security. You’ll also be equipped to discuss this relationship with reference to data collection and information privacy in marketing and business.
Increase your IT, tech, and cryptography knowledge
Finally, you’ll explore cryptography, the study of secure communication techniques, to ensure you finish the course with a comprehensive understanding of information security.
Learning from the specialists at the EC-Council, you’ll be empowered to take data protection into your own hands.
Learning on this course
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...
- Develop your knowledge of fundamental security concepts.
- Explore the importance of Information Security for the functionality of the Information System.
- Evaluate the tensions between information security and privacy.
- Explore the basics of cryptography.
- Investigate the role of technical standards to supplement legal and regulatory requirements.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for new and experienced IT security professionals.
It is also suited for IT technicians, programmers and anyone who wishes to increase their information security knowledge or break into the field of IT security.
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