Deakin University Online Course on Cyber Security

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‘Cyber Security for Small and Medium Enterprises’ is a free online course by Deakin University available on FutureLearn.com. 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.

In this course, you will discover what common cyber threats and attacks face small and medium enterprises, and what you can do to prevent them. The course will start on December 5, 2016.

Course At Glance

Length: 2 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Cyber Security
Institution: Deakin University and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on December 5, 2016

Providers’ Details

Deakin University offers a brilliant education where students are and where they want to go – in their lives and in their careers. Deakin is Australia’s eighth largest university with over 53 000 students from more than 100 countries, with one quarter choosing to study wholly online at our Cloud Campus.

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.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

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.

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.

Instructors

Nicholas Patterson

Dr Nicholas Patterson (Ph.D) is an academic professional and Alfred Deakin Medalist in Information Technology and Criminology who has been involved in cyber-security research projects and teaching.

Lei Pan

Dr Lei Pan is an academic professional who specialized in cyber-security and digital forensics research projects and teaching.

John Yearwood

Professor John Yearwood is Head of the School of Information Technology and has set up partnerships between large IT companies, financial institutions, government and Universities on cyber security.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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