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Computing & Cybersecurity

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.

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.

Summer university

Start date: To be confirmed

Applications open early April

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.

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, 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 and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your 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

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.

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. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone will allow you 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, 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 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: To be confirmed