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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

The online course can be taken at your own pace. You need to register to Harpo, and if you enroll after the implementation starts in August 2022, that requires you to contact the teacher by email. (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.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Applications will not be processed between 18.6.-31.7.2022.

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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Category:
ICT Studies
Topics:
Digitalisation,
Information security
Course code:
COMP.SEC.100
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
Continuously on-going
Application deadline:
Continuously on-going
Host university:
Tampere University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Online
Language:
English,
Finnish
General prerequisites:
No previous knowledge of cyber security is required.
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