Swayam Central

Cyber Security

By G Padmavathi   |   Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (Deemed-to-be-University), Coimbatore-43
1. Why this Course on Cyber Security?

The course on Cyber Security is important in this digital era as most of our operations are online. Learning secure operations and the best practices are essential to protect each one of us from becoming the victims of cybercrimes. Fundamental knowledge is very much required to understand the current status of cyber world. It is imperative to safe-guard the individual, organization and the government from the dangers of cyber threats and attacks.
An introductory level course on the basics of Cyber Security, different security models, cyber-attacks, cyber scams and frauds, the investigation mechanisms and cyber law is the need of the hour. It is a comprehensive course that covers all the aspects of Cyber Security.

2. Who are the intended audience? 
Anybody who is interested in Cyber Security and also who wish to become certified professionals after taking an elaborate course on Cyber Security.

3. How will the learners benefit from this course? 
The learners will gain absolute knowledge in Cyber Security domain. The usage of on-line facilities and complete automation of systems challenge the digital communication through various threats and vulnerabilities. The cyber operations that are punishable according to Cyber Law are also discussed. Knowing the essentials of safe operations in the digital world will definitely prepare the learners on the technicalities, best practices and strategies to be used in the digital era.

4. Are there any prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites for this course, but a fundamental knowledge in computers is desirable.

Learners enrolled: 16390


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 06 Jan 2020
End Date : 18 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 10 May 2020
Enrollment Ends : 08 Mar 2020
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Level : Postgraduate


    Week 1 
    Cyber Security Basics, Security Principles

    Week 2 
    Cyber Attacks and their Classification

    Week 3 
    Vulnerability Assessment, Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems

    Week 4 
    User Authentication Methods, Bio-metric Authentication Methods

    Week 5
    Standard Security Models-Information Security-Network Security-Operating System Security

    Week 6
    Web Security-E-mail Security-Mobile Device Security-Cloud Security

    Week 7
    IoT Security-Cyber Physical System Security-Social Media Security

    Week 8
    Virtual Currency-Block Chain Technology-Security Auditing

    Week 9
    Cyber Crimes- Types-Data Frauds

    Week 10
    Analysis of Crimes-Human Behavior- Stylometry-Incident Handling

    Week 11
    Investigation Methods-Criminal Profiling- Cyber Trails

    Week 12
    Digital Forensics-History- Challenges-Branches of Digital Forensics

    Week 13
    Digital Forensic Investigation Methods-Reporting-Management of Evidence

    Week 14
    Cyber Law-Basics-Information Technology Act 2000-Amendments

    Week 15
    Evidentiary value of E-mails/SMS, Cyber crimes and Offences dealt with IPC-RBI Act-IPR in India, Jurisdiction of Cyber Crime, Creating awareness and Healthy practices 


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    2. http://larose.staff.ub.ac.id/files/2011/12/Cyber-Criminology-Exploring-Internet-Crimes-and-Criminal-Behavior.pdf
    3. http://docshare04.docshare.tips/files/21900/219006870.pdf
    4. http://index-of.co.uk/Hacking-Coleccion/Insider%20Attack%20&%20Cyber%20Security%20-%20Beyond%20the%20Hacker.pdf
    5. http://www.uou.ac.in/sites/default/files/slm/FCS.pdf
    6. https://cyber-cops.com/book_detail


    G Padmavathi

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (Deemed-to-be-University), Coimbatore-43


    All the candidates who complete the course successfully will get a certificate.

    The passing minimum is 40.

    There are two components: Internal and External.

    30 Marks will be allocated for Internal Assessment and 70 Marks will be allocated for External Proctored Examination

    Those who score 40% in the External Examination and 40% in Internal and External together are qualified for the Certification.