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Computing & Cyber Security

Computer Sciences: Cyber Security (Online)

 

Course overview

Cyber security is now a critical part of all areas of industry. You explore a range of information and computer security issues. This course is suitable for non-specialists.

You identify a systematic approach to managing security risks, looks at how computers are compromised, what the concept of risk is, and the security triad of confidentiality, integrity and availability.

You learn through weekly pre-recorded content and tasks that can be worked through at your own pace. You also take part in live sessions throughout the course.

This course is 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.

Start dates
Group A - Starts Tuesday 7 June, Tuesdays & Thursdays for 4 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Group B - Starts Tuesday 5 July, Tuesdays & Thursdays for 4 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm

Summer university

Start date: See dates above

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You can study up to 30 credits at Summer 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 email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of our Summer University courses, 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 and those under 16 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

- relevant legislation (Data Protection Act, GDPR) and standards (ISO27001)
- cyber security 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

You submit a portfolio of work demonstrating a range of information security and cybercrime principles and techniques.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum hardware requirements
You 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.

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

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

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of our Summer University courses, 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 and those under 16 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2022/23 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: See dates above

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