Cyber Security Fundamentals


Every organisation is responsible for ensuring Cyber Security. The ability to protect its information systems from impairment or even theft is essential to success. Implementing effective security measures will not only offer liability protection; it will also increase efficiency and productivity and keep you on the right side of the law. With our course you will understand the different types of malware and security breaches. Develop effective prevention methods which will increase overall security. They will also understand the basic concepts associated with Cyber Security and what a company needs to stay secure.

Study our course in the way you want. In small units or in one. Synchronise your learning between any device and remember and track your progress. Study and answer questions at your convenience and at the end of the course, if you answer more than 80% of the questions correctly, qualify for a certificate of achievement. You can even log your CPD hours.



Module One: Introduction

  • Objectives & outcomes
  • Pre-assessment
  • Pre-assignment

Module Two: Cyber security Fundamentals

  • What is cyberspace?
  • What is cyber security?
  • Why is cyber security important?
  • What is a hacker?
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Three: Types of Malware

  • Worms
  • Viruses
  • Spyware
  • Trojans
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Four: Cyber Security Breaches

  • Phishing
  • Identity theft
  • Harassment
  • Cyberstalking
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Five: Types of Cyber Attacks

  • Password attacks
  • Denial of service attacks
  • Passive attack
  • Penetration testing
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Six: Prevention Tips

  • Passwords
  • Two-Step Verification
  • Attachments
  • Legitimacy of websites
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Seven: Mobile Protection

  • Credit cards
  • Passwords
  • No personalised contacts listed
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Eight: Social Network Security

  • Revealing location
  • Keep data hidden
  • Having a private profile
  • Don’t link accounts
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Nine: Prevention Software

  • Firewalls
  • Virtual private networks
  • Anti-virus & anti-spyware
  • Routine updates
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Ten: Critical Cyber Threats

  • Critical cyber threats
  • Cyber terrorism
  • Cyberwarfare
  • Cyberespionage
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Eleven: Defense Against Hackers

  • Cryptography
  • Digital forensics
  • Intrusion detection
  • Legal recourse
  • Case study
  • Review questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the wise
  • Lessons learned
  • Completion of action plans and evaluations


What you’ll Learn:

  • Basics of cyber security
  • Types of malware
  • Types of cyber attack
  • Social media security
  • Protecting your mobile devices
  • Prevention software




By the end of this. course on cyber security fundamentals, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand how hackers work
  • Know what safety measure to put in place
  • Protect your devices and accounts


Who’s it for

This course is for anyone working with computers in a professional environment.

Prior knowledge

You should ideally have a basic understanding of computers, software and modern devices.

As you develop your career, there will be a constant requirement to not only refresh and update existing technical learning but also to develop new skills and ways of thinking and behaving.

Technical Skills

Whether you’re in production, distribution, sales, finance, human resources or management your technical skills will always need to keep up with the latest developments in technology and change. The learning for this will generally come from your peers, industry trends and specialised training.

New skills

However, as you move up in seniority through an organisation or become and entrepreneur, you will be faced with learning a much wider array of skills. You will need to learn how to be a generalist but with the ability to look at the whole of a business and how it all interlocks.

People Skills

Most importantly, you will need to master your own behaviours and character and emotional intelligence in order to influence, inspire and bring people along with your vision.

Your career, personal and professional development should never stop, whether you are learning because of a company or professional body requirement or whether you are just wanting to grow.


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For Businesses

Are you looking for a comprehensive learning solution for you and your teams? We have a portfolio of over 150 business short courses that are available online and on-demand. These ready to go courses cover all key areas of a business from finance & operations, sales & marketing, human resources to administration and management. As well as hard skills that range from elementary to advanced, there is an array of people and soft skill development.

Our e-learning is comprehensive, up to date and produced by a high quality learning and editorial team. It combines the latest in business thinking with the latest in learning technology. Learning can be delivered wholly online through self-study, with virtual tutor support or in a group & classroom environment by our qualified trainers.

  • All online learning is tracked and courses can be used as part of a personal development plan for staff
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