Coventry University program

Security of Emerging Connected Systems

Explore the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation in industry to learn more about their unique security issues.

This program is part of the MSc Cyber Security degree offered by Coventry University

How can we secure the rapidly expanding internet ecosystem?

By 2025, it’s estimated that there will be over 75bn IoT devices connected to the internet. Every one of those is a potential target for hackers.

This program seeks to provide you with an appreciation of information security concepts and an understanding of how they are applied using IoT and mobile device technologies.

You’ll have the chance to explore the threats posed to organisations and people and develop an understanding of the various legal and technical approaches needed to mitigate risks.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

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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Supported by Institute of Coding

This program has been developed with the support of the Institute of Coding, a network of employers, universities, training providers and professional bodies working together to create the skills needed for the digital economy.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the role of a security policy for protecting information assets and be able to propose appropriate security policies to defend those assets based on an understanding of security concepts and their application to internet-based technologies

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the key legislation that relates to information security and how it influences the security policy of an organisation

  • Propose and implement effective 'defence-in-depth' solutions to mitigate the key technical internet security vulnerabilities that organisations face

  • Design and implement secure private networks around IoT and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of a wide range of current research and technological advances in network security

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