Introduction to Cyber Security - The Open University



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Our lives depend on online services. Gain essential cyber security knowledge and skills, to help protect your digital life.

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Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
04 April 2016
20 April 2016
13 Juli 2016
05 Oktober 2016
13 Oktober 2016
04 Januar 2017
26 Januar 2017

Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

IT Security
Skills and Training


We shop online. We work online. We play online. We live online. As our lives increasingly depend on digital services, the need to protect our information from being maliciously disrupted or misused is really important.

This free online course will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.

With cyber security often in the news today, the course will also frame your online safety in the context of the wider world, introducing you to different types of malware, including viruses and trojans, as well as concepts such as network security, cryptography, identity theft and risk management.

Your guide for the course is Cory Doctorow, a visiting professor at The Open University.

“If you want an introduction to the subject that provides an overview or to improve your own personal information security, it is an excellent course - enjoyable, informative, engaging and authoritative.”

- Tony Morbin, Editor-in-Chief, SC Magazine

This CESG Certified Training course has been developed by The Open University with support from the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme.

The course can be accessed free of charge.