The Internet of Things: The Rise of Connected Devices

Explore the rapidly evolving world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and learn the impact of IoT on home and industrial automation.

The Internet of Things: The Rise of Connected Devices

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
This course is part of the program Security of Emerging Connected Systems, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Cyber Security. Find out more.

Discover how the internet is changing the nature of everyday things

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Simply put, it’s the concept that everyday objects can connect to each other and transfer data using the internet. It’s said that by 2025, the internet will connect over 75 billion IoT devices.

On this course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of IoT and the rise of industrial and home automation. You will focus on the possible security risks and legal implications of IoT applications.

You will examine the use of IoT devices, the models and methods of their function, and the legal and ethical aspects of their use.

What topics will you cover?

  • IoT models
  • Legal issues related to IoT and Industry 4.0
  • Security policies in modern connected ecosystems

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Compare the technologies, markets and behaviours associated with home and industrial automation
  • Evaluate the legal implications of IoT technologies in the home, in business and as part of national infrastructure
  • Produce appropriate security policies for IoT, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Industry 4.0 environments

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone that works in or is interested in the home and workplace environments that are impacted by IoT. It would also suit people looking to develop smart, connected devices.

Who will you learn with?

James Shuttleworth

James Shuttleworth

James is a Principal Lecturer at Coventry University and has worked in academia for 18 years, teaching and researching in the areas of operating systems, cyber security and image analysis.

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.

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What's different about this course?

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

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Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Security of Emerging Connected Systems, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Cyber Security.