Almost daily we hear about cyber attacks on large organisations, but we rarely hear much about similar attacks on small and medium enterprises. This doesn’t mean that they’re not happening.
In this course, you’ll explore some of the common cyber threats facing small and medium enterprises, what a cyber attack means, and what practical tools and strategies you can put in place to prevent them.
Investigate a real cyber attack in action
We’ll start by looking at the recent Panama Papers leak to find out more about cyber threats, the methods that hackers use, and what the consequences of cyber attacks can be for small and medium enterprises.
Explore strategies for protecting your organisation against cyber attacks After viewing a simulation of a cyber attack in action, we’ll then take a look at some of the tools and preventative strategies that you can put in place to protect your organisation.
Learn from cyber security experts
Deakin University has been providing cyber security education since 2007. Our experts are active researchers and engaged in partnerships with leading industry bodies such as Dimension Data Learning Solutions, which ensures we develop our students’ real-world cyber security knowledge and skills.
Take your learning to the next stage
This course is a free introduction to a Deakin University postgraduate degree in Cyber security which can be done entirely on FutureLearn
What topics will you cover?
With more and more businesses operating online, the risks to organisations can range from customer dissatisfaction through to business closure and financial ruin. The purpose of this course is to help you better understand and address these challenges by:
- investigating a cyber attack in action
- analysing the risks and impacts of data breaches
- exploring strategies for protecting your organisation against cyber attacks
- hearing from cyber security experts.
What will you achieve?
- Identify the cyber security risks facing small and medium businesses
- Explore how cyber attacks impact small and medium businesses
- Develop viable solutions for preventing cyber attacks
Who is the course for?
This course has been designed for anyone working in small or medium enterprises or who has an interest in learning more about identifying cyber threats and preventing potential attacks. The learning covered is relevant to those both with or without an IT background.
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Last updated November 11, 2017