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Foundations of Cyber Security


This module provides a complete overview of all the essential aspects of Cyber Security within and outside various national and international domains of interest.  The module covers a discreet introduction about information and cyber security, cyber security risk process, national cyber security structure, management of security and relevant measures.  This module also discusses various vectors of security attacks, and threats.  This module further discusses various policies, standards and procedures governed nationally and internationally.  This module also covers research-based assignments and study to acquire relevant and up-to date trends, challenges and scope in the domain of information and cyber security. 

This is an SCQF Level 11 module, and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 10 credits.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of cybersecurity principles, platforms, protocols, management and architecture.

2. Apply knowledge, understanding and skills to different case studies/vendors by evaluating security risks, vulnerabilities and attacks.

3. Analyse and validate critical frameworks and perform various Forensics techniques to identify critical risks, threats and attacks to these systems.




This module will last for 6 weeks.  A full timetable will be published in advance of course commencement.


Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr Raman Singh.


NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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