Information Security: Context and Introduction
University of London
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assignment Level : Introductive
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language Subtitles : Vietnamese, Arabic
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In this course you will explore information security through some introductory material and gain an appreciation of the scope and context around the subject. This includes a brief introduction to cryptography, security management and network and computer security that allows you to begin the journey into the study of information security and develop your appreciation of some key information security concepts. The course concludes with a discussion around a simple model of the information security industry and explores skills, knowledge and roles so that you can determine and analyse potential career opportunities in this developing profession and consider how you may need to develop personally to attain your career goals. After completing the course you will have gained an awareness of key information security principles regarding information, confidentiality, integrity and availability. You will be able to explain some of the key aspects of information risk and security management, in addition, summarise some of the key aspects in computer and network security, including some appreciation of threats, attacks, exploits and vulnerabilities. You will also gain an awareness of some of the skills, knowledge and roles/careers opportunities within the information security industry.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Introduction to Information Security
     
  • Week 2 - Introduction to Cryptography
    This module introduces cryptography, which provides a toolkit for implementing the core security services upon which all information security technologies are built.
  • Week 3 - Network and Computer Security
    Information being used by computers and being transmitted through a network is susceptible to many different threats. During this week's module, you will learn how the security of information can be put at risk and what we can do to mitigate these risks.
  • Week 4 - Security Management
     
  • Week 5 - The Cyber Security Industry and Careers
    This last week presents a model of the information security industry as an introduction and then goes on to consider skills, roles, careers and finally professional bodies in our industry.
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Intructors

Professor Peter Komisarczuk
Programme Director
Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Keith M. Martin
Professor of Information Security
Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London

Dr Jorge Blasco Alis
Lecturer in Information Security
Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London

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