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Network Defence Management Overview

Explore the basic requirements of network defence management.

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Network Defence Management Overview
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
This course is part of the program Network Defence Management, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Master of Business Administration (Cyber Security Management). Find out more.

Discover the importance of network defence management for an organisation

Network defence management is critical for protecting organisations from cyber attacks. This course aims to offer a foundational understanding of network defence management.

You will have the opportunity to explore the range of threats to a network and the ways to assess them for likelihood and impact. You will also explore ways to determine the level of defence required to manage these threats within tolerances of the organisation and as appropriate for the data/information held.

What topics will you cover?

  • An overview of network defence management
  • Management requirements
  • Organisational requirements
  • Network defence principles

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...

  • 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 will you learn with?

I am Senior Lecturer in e-Business in the School of Strategy and Leadership and Associated Researcher in the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) in Coventry University.

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

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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This course is part of the program Network Defence Management, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Master of Business Administration (Cyber Security Management).

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