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This course is part of the Network Defence Management ExpertTrack

The Future of Network Defence Management

Know what to expect with the future needs of network defence management and how to scan for events that could change requirements

The Future of Network Defence Management
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    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
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Explore how to balance risk and defence

For anyone considering or developing their career in cyber security, it’s crucial to be prepared for the future of network defence management.

This course will call on everything you’ve learnt in the previous items within this cyber security ExpertTrack as you look at network security posture.

Prepare for emerging security issues

This course explores future issues in security including risk and technological considerations. You’ll look at collaborative working, artificial intelligence, state hacking, quantum technologies, satellites, reliance on technology and the Internet of Things.

Discover quantum technologies and practical approaches

You’ll have the chance to consider collaborative working and data sharing, cyber threat intelligence, and the human factor. Every theory relates to a practical way that you can better secure your network in a professional setting.

Understand the desired network security posture

Having awareness of security posture means considering several technical, operational, business, and global factors, including known vulnerabilities, security infrastructure and network and computing architecture.

This course covers the complexities of managing the relationship between the desired network security posture and the true network security posture.

You’ll examine this from the perspectives of testing, monitoring and audit, including advanced protection methods.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Future Risk and Technological Considerations

    • Welcome

      Welcome to a new week of Network Defence Management.

    • Future risk and technological considerations

      In this activity, we will look at risk appetite and review some of the technological innovations and trends driving cyber security challenges and solutions.

    • A summary of the week

      A review of the week and your chance to reflect on your learning.

  • Week 2

    Quantum Technologies and Practical Approaches

    • Welcome back

      Welcome back to the final week of Network Defence Management.

    • Quantum technologies and practical approaches

      In this final activity, we examine quantum technologies, the concept of collaborative working and data sharing, reviewing internal approaches to defence, along with the ongoing weakness of the human factor.

    • A summary of the week

      A review of the week and your chance to reflect on your learning.

    • Further reading

      Reading lists for all five short courses.

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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 awareness of the future needs of network defence management
  • Assess the future needs of network defence management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of network defence management alignment to risk appetite
  • Critically assess network defence management horizons

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to build 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.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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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