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Computing & Cybersecurity

Computer Sciences: Cybersecurity

 
  • Note: this course Group A is now full. We are still accepting applications for Group B.
 

Course overview

Cybersecurity 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.

Start dates
Group A - Starts Tuesday 8 June, Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm (NOW FULL)
Group B - Starts Tuesday 6 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Summer university

Start date: See course description above

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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.

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 this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Course details

What you study

- relevant legislation (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

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 this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

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

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