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Cyber security I: Fundamentals

Individual course

Course contents

  • Information, computing, networking and cyber systems as platforms of threats.
  • Cyber security as a special form of security and a variation of information security.
  • Application areas of information security.
  • General mechanisms and principles of information security.
  • Key sources of security knowledge: standards, guidelines and legislation.
  • Different levels and areas of security expertise.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student

  • identifies security and privacy threats and responsibilities;
  • has a wide knowledge of the concepts, principles and mechanisms of information security;
  • knows what kind of additional knowledge and skills is needed to perform various information security tasks in different application areas.

Completion methods

This online course is completed independently and can be taken at your own pace.

Apply for a study right by clicking the “Start here” button. When you have credentials to your Tuni account, you need to register to Harpo and contact Jukka Koskinen: jukka.koskinen(at) (No explanations are needed: this is just how the independent studies work at the moment as the registrations are not fully automatic.)

More information in the Tampere University study guide.

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Responsible teacher

University of Tampere
Marko Helenius

Further information about the course and studying

University of Tampere
Teemu Rauhala, ICT coordinator

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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ICT Studies
Information security
Course code:
Study credits:
0 €
Course level:
Teaching period:
Continuously on-going
Application deadline:
Continuously on-going
Host university:
Tampere University
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
No previous knowledge of cyber security is required.
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