Cyber Security



Introduction Security is one of the most important challenges
modern organisations face. Security is about protecting organisational assets,
including personnel, data, equipment and networks from attack through the use
of prevention techniques in the form of vulnerability testing/security policies
and detection techniques, exposing breaches in security and implementing
effective responses. The aim of this unit is to provide students with knowledge
of security, associated risks and how security breaches impact on business
continuity. Students will examine security measures involving access
authorisation, regulation of use, implementing contingency plans and devising
security policies and procedures. This unit introduces students to the
detection of threats and vulnerabilities in physical and IT security, and how
to manage risks relating to organisational security. Among the topics included
in this unit are Network Security design and operational topics, including
address translation, DMZ, VPN, firewalls, AV and intrusion detection systems.
Remote access will be covered, as will the need for frequent vulnerability testing
as part of organisational and security audit compliance. Students will develop
skills such as communication literacy, critical thinking, analysis, reasoning
and interpretation, which are crucial for gaining employment and developing
academic competence.Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

LO1 Assess risks to IT security.

LO2 Describe IT security solutions.

LO3 Review mechanisms to control organisational IT security.

LO4 Manage organisational security.

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