Course Overview

Cyber crime is on the increase with more than 50% of businesses expecting some form of attack in the next 6-months, prevention and risk minimization are crucial. Many businesses are being given cost prohibitive quotes for appropriate security measures. These is a need to inform IT users on the basis of good cyber security planning and practical advice that is both cost and effort efficient and effective in mitigating risks.

Learning Outcomes

The student will have a good understanding of the vulnerabilities that are inherent in IT devices, networks, and infrastructure. The student will be able to plan and implement basic environmental controls, fire, flood, and physical protection.

The need for virus detection on all devices and the need to partner with suppliers for solutions will be understood. Good virus management planning includes personal devices,

The student will understand the concepts of perimeter defences and the weaknesses of such approaches. The student will have an understanding of the concepts of depth of defence and its typical application to web and client server architectures.

The student will be able to complete a vulnerability analysis of the organization’s infrastructure. The student will be aware of common measures used to mediate and reduce the risk from these known vulnerabilities.


Students must attend at least 80% of classes to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided.

If completing the course online, attendance and participation is tracked through Moodle.

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.

This course will be assessed through continuous assessment.

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