Royal Holloway, University of London

Cybercrime

This course is part of Cyber Security – Technology and Governance Specialization

Taught in English

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
25 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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8 quizzes

Course

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
25 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

In Week 1 we explain the concept of cybercrime and provide the various definitions of it. Some important cybercrime reports, surveys and guides (e.g. from Europol) are introduced. You will learn about cyber vs traditional crime and the threats that we face.

What's included

4 videos7 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this week we identify the approaches for classifying related crimes and threat actors and we discuss various reports and surveys on the manifestation, frequency and impact of cybercrime. We elaborate on the accuracy and the statistics of such reports and we compare and contrast traditional and cyber or online crime.

What's included

2 videos3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week we explain the importance of human aspects in cybercrime. We look primarily at introducing the breadth of the offensive and criminal activity, the types of threats, and the crimes which are observed. We also discuss the various types of offenders, criminals and hackers, that is, the threat actors. We also discuss some of the big issues relating to cyber threats, at individual, organisational and national level. 

What's included

2 videos3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this week you will be introduced to social engineering in cybercrime that is as a manipulation technique where cyber criminals exploit human trust to obtain confidential information, enabling further cyber crimes. Using disguised communication such as emails or calls, they trick individuals into revealing passwords or personal details.

What's included

4 videos1 reading5 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Instructor

Konstantinos Mersinas
Royal Holloway, University of London
1 Course1,281 learners

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