Swayam Central

Cyber Security

By Prof. Padmavathi G   |   Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women
The course on cyber security is an introductory course on the basics of Cyber Security, dealing with the different security models, cyber-attacks, cyber scams and frauds, the investigation mechanisms and cyber law. Learning the 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 and how an individual or an organization or the government can safe-guard from the dangers in the cyber world.
2. Who is the intended audience? 
Any body who is interested in this domain 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 the absolute knowledge in the basics of Cyber Security. The usage of on-line facilities and complete automation of systems challenge the digital communication through various threats and vulnerabilities. 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: 8683


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2019
End Date : 30 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 09 Nov 2019
Enrollment Ends : 11 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 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 


    Dr Padmavathi Ganapathi is a Professor in Computer Science having 31 years of teaching and 17 years of research experience. She has supervised so far 12 thesis in Computer Science in the Cyber Security domain and 5 more are presently pursuing research under her guidance.  She has more than 200 publications in the reputed journals and conferences at National and International level. Her areas of interest include Cyber Security, Real-Time and Wireless Communication. She is the life member of CSI, ISTE, ISCA, WSEAS, AACE, ACRS and UWA. Executed many research projects funded by AICTE, UGC, DRDO and DST worth more than 2 crores. Presently she is the course co-ordinator for UGC-SWAYAM-MOOC on Cyber security.


    30 Marks will be allocated for Internal Assessment and 70 Marks will be allocated for external proctored examination