Introduction to Cyber Security

Explore the world of cyber security and develop the skills needed to stay safe. Modern life depends on online services, so having a better understanding of cyber security threats is vital. On this course, guided by Cory Doctorow, you’ll learn how to recognise online security threats that could harm you and explore the steps you can take to minimise your risk.

Course syllabus:

  1. Threat landscape: terminology, cyber security threats, keeping up to date

  2. Authentication: access control, passwords, two-factor authentication

  3. Malware: types of malware, attack vectors, preventing infection

  4. Networking and communications: fundamentals, security challenges, standards

  5. Cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, applications

  6. Network security: firewalls, virtual private networks, intrusion detection / prevention

  7. When your defences fail: cyber security laws, recovering from attacks

  8. Managing security risks: risk analysis and management