Cyber Security for Small and Medium Enterprises: Identifying Threats and Preventing Attacks

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Cyber Security for Small and Medium Enterprises: Identifying Threats and  Preventing Attacks
 
FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now the largest online learning platform in Europe with almost nine million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives. It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (NHS). It’s also involved in government-backed initiatives to address skills gaps such as The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education. 
 
 
 
 
Discover what common cyber threats and attacks face small and medium enterprises, and what you can do to prevent them.
 
DURATION - 2 weeks
 
WEEKLY STUDY - 3 hours
 
LEARN - Free
 
UPGRADE - £52
 
Why join the course?
 
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.
 
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.
 
What topics will you  cover?
 
the Panama Papers, a real cyber attack
cyber threats and the methods that hackers use
consequences of cyber attacks for small and medium enterprises
tools and preventative strategies that you can put in place to protect your organisation.
 
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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