Introduction to Cyber Security  Short Courses

Course Information

Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply
Saturday 7 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00
(with one hour lunch break)
5 weekly classes £460.00 CS1602 Enrolment Closed
Friday 19 January 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £460.00 CS1602 Course Cancelled
Friday 4 May 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £460.00 CS1602 Course Cancelled

Course Content

This course will familiarise students with fundamental practises found within the cyber security domains of networking, security engineering, risk management, incident response, governance control and legal practicalities.

The course is taught over 10 weeks in the evenings, allowing you to continue with full-time employment. Studying one of our short courses is a fantastic way to learn new skills and can be a great way to further your career.

By becoming a short courses student, you will also gain access to City's student services including our career and library facilities.

You must bring your own laptop to this class.

Tutor Info

Paul Fothergill graduated with a B.Sc. in Astrophysics from University College London.  He has broad experience of commercial activities both in the UK and abroad which has seen him work on European Commission projects and develop cyber security programmes for both public and private stakeholders.

His passion for combining information security aspects of computer networking, digital forensics and programming is applied to a M.Sc. Information Security research project for the Open University and in developing academic programmes for commercial bodies and IT training leaders in security.


Strong computer literacy is required as this course is aimed at beginners to cyber security principles (not beginners to IT) who have an understanding of either networking or programming in either a Windows or Linux environment. The ability to set up a virtual machine would also be beneficial.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

  • Security and Risk Management (Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, and Business Continuity)
  • Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets)
  • Communication and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security)
  • Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity)
  • Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security)
  • Security Operations (Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, and Disaster Recovery)

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching takes the form of theoretical explanation with practical activities to demonstrate and reinforce the principles. Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor. Multiple choice and written question quiz based on above principles – non-formal exam style questions.

Recommended Reading

Hand-outs will be given in class.

Reading Materials

  • Smith, R. E., 2016. Elementary Information Security. 2nd ed. s.l.:Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Whitman, M. E. & Mattord, H. J., 2014. Management of Information Security. 4th ed. Stamford: Cengage.

Application Deadline: