Taught course

Cyber Security for Small and Medium Enterprises: Identifying Threats and Preventing Attacks (Online)

Institution
FutureLearn · FutureLearn
Qualifications
Cert

Entry requirements

This course has been designed for anyone working in small or medium enterprises or who has an interest in learning more about identifying cyber threats and preventing potential attacks. The learning covered is relevant to those both with or without an IT background.

Take your learning to the next stage

This course is a free introduction to a Deakin University postgraduate degree in Cyber security which can be done entirely on FutureLearn.

Months of entry

March

Course content

Delivered by: Deakin University

About this course

Almost daily we hear about cyber attacks on large organisations, but we rarely hear much about similar attacks on small and medium enterprises. This doesn’t mean that they’re not happening.

In this course, you’ll explore some of the common cyber threats facing small and medium enterprises, what a cyber attack means, and what practical tools and strategies you can put in place to prevent them.

Investigate a real cyber attack in action

We’ll start by looking at the recent Panama Papers leak to find out more about cyber threats, the methods that hackers use, and what the consequences of cyber attacks can be for small and medium enterprises.

Explore strategies for protecting your organisation against cyber attacks

After viewing a simulation of a cyber attack in action, we’ll then take a look at some of the tools and preventative strategies that you can put in place to protect your organisation.

Learn from cyber security experts

Deakin University has been providing cyber security education since 2007. Our experts are active researchers and engaged in partnerships with leading industry bodies such as Dimension Data Learning Solutions, which ensures we develop our students’ real-world cyber security knowledge and skills.

Qualification and course duration

Cert

online
0.5 months
distance learning
0.5 months

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