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Cyber Risk and Vulnerability Management (Online) University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development

You explore cyber security risk assessment and management guidance, models, practices, tools and techniques to address threats or vulnerabilities, and learn how to identify common threats and vulnerabilities using appropriate tools and techniques.

 

12 weeks

100% online

 

Course overview

You develop a strong range of transferable skills, including:

• the ability to communicate complex issues to a non-specialist audience
• how to create and maintain and audit trail of vulnerability analysis activities
• a critical understanding of cyber security risk management and governance
• evaluation of cyber vulnerability and threats to an organisation using digital tools
• the ability to evaluate a broad range of techniques used to identify cyber security vulnerabilities
• how to identify the professional, ethical and legal issues associated with risk and vulnerability analysis.

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Course details

What you study

• The core principles and definitions of cyber risk management, behavioural influences on risk management, risk perception and tolerance and standards and guidance.
• Governance models, security culture and enacting cyber policies.
• System and component levels, risk elements, risk methods and security metrics.
• Attack models, physical attacks, and which attacks are the most common and the countermeasures that can be used against them.
• The types and plans of vulnerability analysis, scanning, audit trail and record keeping, and reporting results.
• A range of social, legal, ethical and professional considerations.

How you learn

You learn through our purpose-built, online environment.

You have access to a wealth of learning and are supported by expert staff in this field, and you work collaboratively to develop your technical skills and knowledge.

Content is provided in bite-size blocks utilising a range of tools, including:

• recorded keynotes
• video materials with associated activities
• readings and accompanying interactive exercises
• podcast/vodcast discussions and demonstrations
• discussion forums
• online case study analysis
• recordings of practical activities
• virtual classroom activities
• online supervision.

How you are assessed

You learn through our purpose-built, online environment.

You have access to a wealth of learning and are supported by expert staff in this field, and you work collaboratively to develop your technical skills and knowledge.

Content is provided in bite-size blocks utilising a range of tools, including:

• recorded keynotes
• video materials with associated activities
• readings and accompanying interactive exercises
• podcast/vodcast discussions and demonstrations
• discussion forums
• online case study analysis
• recordings of practical activities
• virtual classroom activities
• online supervision.

 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A UK Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate subject, or cyber/information security relevant knowledge and skills acquired through work experience

 

Employability

Career opportunities

The credits gained from completing this short course could be used towards further study on our MSc Cyber Security (Online) course, or the on-campus equivalent, MSc Cyber Security.

Salaries in cyber security can be substantial. An IT security analyst and admin at entry level can earn from £42,000 to around £55,000. With experience and career progression, you might earn between £60,000 to £78,000 as an IT security manager, and £75,000 to £90,000 as an IT security architect.

As a cryptographer in the data encryption field, salaries range from £50,000 all the way up to £80,000 in London. Regular monitoring and benchmarking is now a key focus for employers, so as a security auditor you could earn up to £60,000.

Source: www.hays.co.uk

 

Learning platform

Our virtual learning environment (VLE) is the platform you use to access your online course

 

Teesside University online learning courses are delivered through the Brightspace Learning Environment.

Here are some of the benefits.

  • You can use it on your smartphone, tablet and computer.
  • And you can use it anytime, so that you can plan your learning to fit your own schedule.
  • It's easy to use and navigate.
  • Modules are set out by topics and themes. You can use the progress bar to understand where you are in your modules, and appreciate your achievements.
  • We support you to become familiar with your VLE, helping you to start learning quickly.
  • You get feedback, help and guidance from tutors throughout your course through the VLE, and you can ask questions at any time.
  • Our tutors use a live activity feed to keep you updated about your course.
  • You can create a student profile, collaborate with other students and take part in online discussion forums.

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Online learning

Online learning allows you to get a university-level qualification from the comfort of your own home or workplace. You'll have access to all of the world-class teaching and support that Teesside University has to offer, but all of your lectures, tutorials and assessments will take place online.

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University of the Year

Teesside University was named University of the Year at the Edufuturists Awards 2022.

Part-time

2023/24 entry

Fee for applicants:
£722

  • Length: 12 weeks
  • 100% online
  • Start date: September

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