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Cyber Security

Overview

Knowing the important parts of cyber-security is very handy. The majority of us use computers, so it’s vital we know how to keep our data safe. This course is all about that.

We’ll give a great, comprehensive overview of the cyber-security landscape. You’ll come away with an understanding of how people can stay protected.

This course is in 7 lessons and comprehensively covers the basics of cyber security, cloud computing, forensic investigations and ransomware.

Modules

Basics

  • The state of cybersecurity
  • The cybersecurity field’s key influences and issues
  • The fundamental security principles that underpin cybersecurity

Cloud Computing

  • What the Cloud actually is, and its different storage variations
  • Context relating to cloud security risks, and different type of attacks
  • What you can do to protect yourself 

Computer Forensics - Investigations

  • Who uses computer forensics, and their processes?
  • Why deleting data is not always straight-forward, with examples
  • What automated investigating is, and how data can be retrieved this way

Introduction to Ransomware

  • Information Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Encryption
  • How to protect your data
  • Preventing attacks

Ransomware and Cybercrime

  • The explaination of what constitutes Cybercrime, and different types of it
  • Details of the WannaCry Attack of 2017, the most severe Ransomware attack to date
  • An understanding of how thousands of people could have avoided the attack

Ransomware Prevention - Preventing Attacks and Contingency

  • In-depth prevention tips
  • Contingency Plan
  • Reporting the attack

Types of Ransomware, Acts and Obligations

  • Different types of Ransomware - Scareware, Screen Lockers, and Encrypting Ransomware
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Client Contractual Obligations
  • ISO 27001 Compliance
  • Preventing attacks

Requirements

There are no entry requirements in order for you to begin this course.

Assessment

At the end of this course there is a short assessment which you can take in your own time.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Cyber Security.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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Developing your career

This course gives a comprehensive overview of cyber security and is relevant to anyone working in, or wanting to enter the cyber security workforce.  It also provides business users with a wide range of information to help them manage cyber security within their business.

Knowing the important parts of cyber-security is very handy. The majority of us use computers, so it’s vital we know how to keep our data safe. This course is all about that.

We’ll give a great, comprehensive overview of the cyber-security landscape. You’ll come away with an understanding of how people can stay protected.

This course is in 7 lessons and comprehensively covers the basics of cyber security, cloud computing, forensic investigations and ransomware.

Modules

Basics

  • The state of cybersecurity
  • The cybersecurity field’s key influences and issues
  • The fundamental security principles that underpin cybersecurity

Cloud Computing

  • What the Cloud actually is, and its different storage variations
  • Context relating to cloud security risks, and different type of attacks
  • What you can do to protect yourself 

Computer Forensics - Investigations

  • Who uses computer forensics, and their processes?
  • Why deleting data is not always straight-forward, with examples
  • What automated investigating is, and how data can be retrieved this way

Introduction to Ransomware

  • Information Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Encryption
  • How to protect your data
  • Preventing attacks

Ransomware and Cybercrime

  • The explaination of what constitutes Cybercrime, and different types of it
  • Details of the WannaCry Attack of 2017, the most severe Ransomware attack to date
  • An understanding of how thousands of people could have avoided the attack

Ransomware Prevention - Preventing Attacks and Contingency

  • In-depth prevention tips
  • Contingency Plan
  • Reporting the attack

Types of Ransomware, Acts and Obligations

  • Different types of Ransomware - Scareware, Screen Lockers, and Encrypting Ransomware
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Client Contractual Obligations
  • ISO 27001 Compliance
  • Preventing attacks

Requirements

There are no entry requirements in order for you to begin this course.

Assessment

At the end of this course there is a short assessment which you can take in your own time.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Cyber Security.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

This course gives a comprehensive overview of cyber security and is relevant to anyone working in, or wanting to enter the cyber security workforce.  It also provides business users with a wide range of information to help them manage cyber security within their business.

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