Investigate cybersecurity protocol and procedures, and examine the challenges faced when trying to protect online environments.
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Explore the fundamentals of cybercrime, hacking, and network security
Over recent years, the number of online services for business and individual use has exploded and so too has the rate of cybercrime.
On this four-week course from the University of Liverpool, you’ll investigate how cybercrime has evolved in the online landscape and identify the types of cyberattacks. You’ll then assess what can be done to protect yourself across online environments.
Discover the role of an ethical hacker
The internet allows users from all over the world to connect, but this also opens us up to attacks.
You’ll explore the types of hackers, learning why they hack, and discovering how ethical hackers use hacking techniques to protect, rather than attack.
You’ll also examine the vulnerability management lifecycle and learn how to conduct vulnerability assessments; a vital, and underused, asset in organisational security procedure.
Learn the common attack vectors of wireless and mobile networks
Mobile devices and wireless networks are the most common way that users engage with the online environment so it’s vital to focus cybercrime prevention efforts in these areas.
Examining wireless local area networks (WLANs) you’ll use this knowledge to identify threats specific to wireless networks and the approaches needed when addressing mobile security.
Identify security issues for emerging technologies
As new and emerging technologies continue to advance online services, our understanding of cyber security must continue to evolve.
You’ll explore the implementation of services using the Internet of Things and 5G technology, identifying the potential vulnerabilities of new apps and services.
By the end of this course, you’ll understand cybersecurity measures used by individuals and organisations and be able to secure your networks and prevent attacks.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for those who want to further their understanding of internet security challenges, whether in a personal or professional capacity.
It’s particularly suitable for anyone considering a future career in cybersecurity, who wants to understand current risks, threats and responses.
This course would also be beneficial to those interested in how to take practical measures to secure their work or home environment, both on wireless or mobile networks.