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The Future of Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies

Discuss the future of cyber security, emerging technologies, the challenges they pose, and the development of cyber solutions.

The Future of Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies

  • 2 weeks

  • 5 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Explore what the future holds for cyber security

On this course, you’ll explore the future of cyber security and how organisations should respond to cyber incidents. You’ll have the chance to examine emerging technologies and the security-related challenges they pose.

You’ll discuss the sophistication of growing threats to organisations that conduct their business online and whether or not a bulletproof solution for these threats is possible.

Understand threat management and critical infrastructure protection

You’ll consider what responsibilities corporate and public-sector boards have for oversight of cyber and information security.

You’ll then explore critical infrastructure protection and how it relates to the preparedness and response to serious incidents that involve the infrastructure of a region or nation.

You’ll also unpack the role of the board, the importance of cross-organisational commitment, and how the digital-dependent business world amplifies the impact of cyber attacks.

Discover emerging technologies and the Gartner Hype Cycle

Explore the impact of new technologies on cyber security and analyse the Gartner Hype Cycle, which details five different emerging technology movements that blur the lines between humans and machines.

You’ll consider key reasons why new technology systems can be more vulnerable to cyber attacks due to vulnerabilities in their hardware and software components, and the result of human error.

Finally, you’ll discuss the future of threat management, the influence this will have on corporate security and whether workplaces and employees will be able to keep up.

What topics will you cover?

  • The blurring boundaries between user apps, social networking and monetising devices
  • Security challenges and opportunities with respect to the growth of massive data stores and the Internet of Things (IoT)

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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...

  • Assess how the nature of cyber threats evolves
  • Discuss if yesterday’s prevention strategies are adequate for preventing advanced, targeted attacks
  • Discuss the key areas shaping the future of cyber security

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.

If you want to increase your understanding of this subject, you may be interested in these courses. They’re from the same provider and share the same overall learning outcomes:

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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