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Introduction to cybersecurity

Individual course

Course contents

  • Goals and principles of cybersecurity
  • Basics of cryptography
  • Basics of firewalls
  • Basics of application security
  • Historical development of malware
  • Malware types

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student

  • is knowledgeable in the fundamental topics and concepts of cybersecurity.
  • understands the goals and principles of cybersecurity.
  • is able to describe the fundamental principles of cryptography.
  • understands the evolution of computer crime and malware during the past 20 years.

Course material

Lecture videos on the course’s Moodle page.

Completion methods

This is a self-study course with self-timed exercises/e-exam. Applications will not be processed and the course will not be evaluated between 15.6. – 15.8.

Please check the exact dates from University of Turku study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

cyber security, information security, tietoturva, kyberturvallisuus, kryptografia, haittaohjelmat, palomuuri

Responsible teacher

University of Turku
Seppo Virtanen

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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5G technology,
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Course code:
Study credits:
0 €
Course level:
Teaching period:
1.1.2024–31.12.2025 (joustava aloitus)
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Host university:
University of Turku
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
No prerequisites
Course suitable for:
Anyone interested in cybersecurity
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