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Cyber Security


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.



  • 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


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


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


Once a learner has passed the assessment at the end of the course, they will be able to download a learndirect certificate to confirm their progress.

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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