Cyber Security for Defence and  security officers and personnel

Syllabus

This module will help candidates understand the concepts essential to safeguard sensitive information and infrastructure from cyberattacks.

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On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the key differences between military-grade cyber security and civilian cybersecurity
  • Know the fundamentals of Cyber Defense, Federated Security and Cyber Terrorism
  • Get sensitized to potentials risks such as cyber warfare and know why their profession makes their personal information highly sensitive
  • Understand online risk, and basic security concepts, including data threats, the value of information, personal security, and file security
  • Know what viruses, spyware, ransomware, and dark web are; know how to stay protected against threat actors online.
  • Recognise globally leading cybersecurity technologies developed by homeland and military security
  • Understand the basics of network security, including networks and connections, and wireless security
  • Undertake information access control through various methods, and manage passwords effectively
  • Use the web securely through browser settings, and adopting browsing best practices
  • Secure communications channels such as Email, Social Networking, VoIP, Instant Messaging, and Mobile
  • Implement secure data management practices, including securing and backing up data, and securely deleting/destroying data
  • Understand common threats to citizens' security, including Online Addiction, and Online Radicalisation
  • Understand the criticality of an incident response mechanism against cyber attacks
  • Know what the vital components of a Cyber Security policy are, and understand the importance of cyber security policy-adherence audits

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Covers the key information and skills needed to safeguard sensitive information and infrastructure from cyber attacks
  • Can be applied to various threat scenario where cyber security of critical military and police resources are at stake
  • Certifies best practice in Cyber Security (Military & Police
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Syllabus Outline:

CATEGORY SKILLSET

Introduction

  • Military-grade Cybersecurity vs Civilian Cybersecurity
  • Cyber Defense
  • Federated Security
  • Cyber Terrorism

Protect

  • Identify Risk
  • Secure personal information
  • Digital footprint
  • User authentication
  • Anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-ransomware and dark web

Secure

  • Military-grade cyber operations
  • Securing email, wireless communications, and social media
  • Encryption
  • Destruction of sensitive information
  • Internet of Things in military and police

Apply

  • Secure online presence
  • Software and applications
  • Due diligence
  • Back-ups

Encourage

  • Cybersecurity policy
  • Contingency and continuity
  • Incident Response
  • Culture of cyber security