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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 ofconfidentiality, integrity and availability.

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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

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

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.



2020/21 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Enrolment date: Starts Tuesday 7 July, Tuesdays & Thursdays for four weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm