Cyber Crime & Internet Security

Duration – 15 hours
Course-Level – Beginning

This introductory course explores cyber trends and threats—along with the broader topic of cybersecurity in a way that will matter to you as an individual and as part of an organization. For instance, you’ll learn how to protect your personal privacy online while gaining additional insight on the challenges companies, governments, and educational institutions face today.

You will learn:

  • Define, understand, and use key terms, concepts, and theories in the evolving field of cybersecurity;
  • Threat landscape: terminology, cyber security threats, keeping up to date;
  • Managing security risks: risk analysis and management;
  • Identify, distinguish, and respond to threats, threatening actors, and their motivations;
  • Respond appropriately to of different threat actors by identifying difference between them;
  • Describe the differences between and interactions among international agencies related to cybersecurity;
  • Authentication: access control, passwords, two-factor authentication;
  • Malware: types of malware, attack vectors, preventing infection;
  • Networking and communications: fundamentals, security challenges, standards;
  • Cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, applications;
  • Network security: firewalls, virtual private networks, intrusion detection / prevention;
  • When your defences fail: cyber security laws, recovering from attacks;
  • For more information about this program, please fill out the form on this page, e-mail us at info@queenscollege.ca, or call us at (905) 890 – 7833.

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