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Data Security (Non-Technical) - an online course

About this course

This course will teach you how to undertake a cyber security risk assessment in your own organisation. It is aimed at data scientists including managers, supervisors and administrators who process personal data as defined in the General Data Protection Regulations. Technical knowledge is not required but the course is centred on a risk based approach. If you are not able to conduct a security risk assessment at work a case study will be provided for the final assignment.

Taking place over six weeks, each week will contain a mix of taught material, self-study, activities and practical exercises, all carried out online.

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Aims and learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the requirement for security governance and the legal aspects of cyber security as it applies to a data science
  • Identify the type of cyber vulnerabilities and threats to a business
  • Suggest various mitigation approaches to the identified risks
  • Understand the costs for the different mitigation strategies
  • Conduct a risk impact assessment on your organisation

Syllabus

Activities 

  • Vulnerability and threat assessment against a given scenario
  • Risk assessment and mitigation strategies for the given scenario
  • Implement a risk assessment for your own organisation

Week 1

  • Introduction to the course
  • The current cyber security environment
  • Business impacts and cost
  • Legal, Regulatory and Management responsibilities 

Week 2

  • Common vulnerabilities from CWE, OWASP, STRIDE
  • Selecting appropriate controls 

Week 3

  • Humans in the loop, social engineering, Vishing, Phishing, Malware, Spoofing
  • Selecting appropriate controls 

Week 4 

  • Reducing risk
  • Risk assessment
  • Cyber essentials scheme 

Week 5 

  • Step by step guide to conducting a risk assessment
  • Risk assessment against a given scenario(s) 

Week 6 

  • Recap
  • Cyber Roles (technical)
  • Incident planning
  • Resources 

Fees

The Data Security (Non-Technical) course is £1000 per person, inclusive of VAT.

For corporate packages, please see here.

How to Pay

You can pay by phone, email or Flywire, using the application form here.

Paying Online

  • To make a payment using this method, fill out the application form and select "Pay by Cebit / Debit Card".
  • A 2% fee is charged for payment by credit card and we do not accept American Express. 
  • Fees paid by this method will be charged in British pounds sterling.

Paying by Phone

  • To make a payment using this method, fill out the application form and select "Pay by Phone". 
  • A 2% fee is charged for payment by credit card and we do not accept American Express. 
  • Fees paid by this method will be charged in British pounds sterling.

Pay by Email

  • To arrange a payment using this method, please contact us once you have received confirmation of your place. Contact your course advisor, agent, or email us on payments@southamptondata.science 

Flywire

  • To make a payment using this method, fill out the application form and select "Pay by Flywire".
  • Best for international participants: accepting over 70 currencies via credit card, debit card, or bank transfer.

  • Simply visit flywire.com/pay/southamptondata and follow the instructions on the website. Please use the same email address that you used when you applied to the course.