Cyber Security Fundamentals

Study level: Undergraduate
Course Code: CY-CR-303
Credit Points: 5
Delivery: Hybird

Subject   

The subject covers the concepts of attacks and countermeasures in information security. It explores malware, social engineering, attacks on services, and wireless attacks. It also discusses reducing the attack surface, threat actors, and various security measures. This subject provides a general understanding of the key concepts in information security.

Syllabus   

  • Introduction to Information Security Concepts
  • Understanding Threats and Attacks
  • Exploring Social Engineering
  • Malware Types and Impact
  • Network Security Fundamentals
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management
  • Wireless Security Principles
  • Data Protection and Data Loss Prevention Strategies
  • Security Monitoring and Incident Response Basics
  • Access Control and Identity Management Concepts
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance Overview
  • Promoting Security Awareness and Training Initiatives

Learning outcomes   

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of information security.
  • Identify and categorize different types of threats and attacks in the context of information security.
  • Comprehend the concept of social engineering and its impact on security.
  • Explain various types of malwares and their implications for systems and networks.
  • Gain knowledge of network security principles and the role of security devices.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments and manage vulnerabilities effectively.
  • Understand wireless security principles and implement appropriate measures.
  • Apply data protection strategies and utilize data loss prevention techniques.
  • Grasp the basics of security monitoring and incident response.
  • Comprehend access control and identity management concepts in relation to information security.
  • Gain an overview of governance, risk, and compliance frameworks in information security.
  • Recognize the importance of security awareness and training in promoting a secure environment.

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