The complete course consists of four units, each looking at a different aspect of cyber-security.
The first examines some of the risks faced by individuals, businesses and countries in today's fast moving digital world. The second, on Data Security, looks at how digital data is shared and stored. During the unit, some famous breaches of security will be examined together with the consequences for the companies and individuals involved.
The unit on Digital Forensics aims to provide an understanding of how to trace and discover those responsible for breaches in security by gathering and interpreting digital data. The unit on Ethical Hacking highlights the difference between 'white-hat' and 'black-hat' hackers and looks at some of the methods used by hackers to test data security methods used to protect data.