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Module 1: Introduction to CyberSecurity

  • Time Required: 30 Minutes

Module 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity

Time Required: 30 Minutes

1.1 Module outline and expected learning outcomes

  • We are seeing a continual increase in global threat actor activity where companies of all sizes are being targeted on a daily basis. This is quickly becoming a challenge for cybersecurity professionals to keep up with the pace of the constantly evolving threat landscape
  • This module will give you an overview of the types of roles within Cybersecurity, and what the threat landscape looks like.
  • Learners will be introduced to how cybersecurity professionals keep updated on new threats and vulnerabilities, and what action is taken based on this information

1.2 Jobs in cybersecurity

  • An overview of the career paths in cybersecurity and the required skills, certifications and aptitudes
  • Why it’s the perfect time to start a career in cybersecurity. The demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been higher
  • Attributes of cybersecurity professionals: people with curious, and analytical minds who enjoy learning, solving problems and have great integrity
  • A high-level overview of what cybersecurity is. It’s not just a job within tech companies. All industries have responsibilities to protect people, processes and technology from malicious attackers

1.3 Cybersecurity around us

  • Explanation of the CIA triangle
  • Types of Threat Actors (Hackers)
  • Understanding differences between financially motivated and state-sponsored attackers
  • Types of cyber-attacks
  • Case study, WannaCry and its global impact

1.4 Cybersecurity specialisms

  • Cybersecurity: Day in the life of – SOC Analyst, Incident Responder, Threat Intel Analyst etc
  • The functions of Red Teams, Blue Teams, Purple Teams, Security Ops Centres, and Threat Intelligence

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