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Introduction to Network Defence Management

Explore the basic requirements of network defence management

Introduction to Network Defence Management
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study5 hours
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Discover the importance of network defence management for an organisation

Cyber security is crucial for most organisations, which is where network defence management comes in. This course is designed to give you an overview of network defence management in context, and you’ll learn how to prevent cyber attacks.

Explore how cyber warfare really works

This course will give you an insight into the threat cyber warfare really poses to organisations, and we’ll look at state hacking, cyber attacks and counter attacks. This gives you a chance to put your learning in context and understand exactly what you’re up against in network defence management.

Discover cyber security in the UK and beyond

You’ll have a chance to look at network defence management in context, which includes cyber threats in a UK context, as well as looking at the international landscape, including relevant policy and legislation.

This course is designed to give you an overview of the threats cyber warfare poses, with a national and international context. This will help equip those looking to start or develop their career in cyber security and network defence management.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Network Defence Management in Context

    • Welcome

      In this activity, we introduce you to the course and ask you to consider our big question.

    • Introduction to cyber security and network defence

      In this activity, we provide an overview of cyber security and consider the evolving journey of network defence.

    • Cyber threats – the UK context

      In this activity, we focus on the cyber threat landscape in the UK.

    • A summary of the week

      A summary of this week's content and a chance to reflect on your learning.

  • Week 2

    The International Landscape

    • Welcome to Week 2

      In this activity, we introduce you to this week's content and pose a new big question.

    • Cyber warfare

      In this activity, we explore the elements involved in cyber warfare.

    • Social element of network defence

      In this activity, we consider the social element of cyber security – and explore what strategies can be taken to defend against attacks.

    • Policy and legislation

      In this activity, we consider national and international policies and legislation.

    • Summary of the week

      A summary of this week's content and a chance to reflect on your learning.

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of network defence management
  • Demonstrate understanding of the effects of inappropriate network defence management

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to develop their understanding of cyber security and network defence management.

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 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.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

About this ExpertTrack

Develop the essential cyber security knowledge and skills you need to prevent, detect and recover from network security incidents.

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