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Computer Sciences: Cybersecurity

 

Course overview

Cybersecurity is now a critical part of all areas of industry. This course covers a range of issues concerned with information and computer security, and is aimed at non-specialists. It includes identifying a systematic approach to managing security risks, looks at how computers are compromised, what the concept of risk is, and introduces the security triad of confidentiality, integrity and availability.

This course will be delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

Starts Wednesday 20 January, Wednesdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm.

Please note that the above times are when live tutor support is available online. The course is delivered primarily through pre-recorded content and tasks which are released each week and can be worked through at your own pace. This is supported with live elements throughout the course.

You can study up to 30 credits at Winter University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please let us know by emailing winter.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restrictionDue to the content and delivery of this course, it is advised that applicants are aged 16 at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form here and send to winter.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your Winter University application.

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Course details

What you study

Relevant legislation (e.g., Data Protection Act, GDPR) and standards (ISO27001)
Cybersecurity ethics and professional guidelines
Vulnerability Analysis and Scanning
Common Attacks and Countermeasures
Social Engineering
Risk Assessment
Network Scanning and Enumeration
Passwords Attacks

How you are assessed

Students will be required to submit a portfolio of work demonstrating a range of information security and cybercrime principles and techniques.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course it is necessary that you have access to a computer and that you are comfortable learning via an online platform.

Minimum hardware requirements
This course will utilise a virtual computer hosted at Teesside University. You require a typical Windows PC with a 1.6 GHz or faster processor and 4 GB RAM, and a stable broadband connection.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form here and send to winter.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your Winter University application.


 
 

Part-time

2020/21 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Enrolment date: Starts Wednesday 20 January, Wednesdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm

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