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CybersecurityCryptographyInformation Security (INFOSEC)Security Management

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Royal Holloway, University of London

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Information Security

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
The CIA Triad: Confidentiality Integrity and Availability2m
A brief Introduction to the RMIAS model5m
An introduction to knowledge areas in Information Security5m
5 readings
An overview10m
Information Security - What's that?10m
It's not just IT10m
A more comprehensive security model10m
A brief introduction to cyber security knowledge areas10m
4 practice exercises
Information and security30m
Questions around the CIA Triad30m
Derived from the RMIAS30m
End of week test30m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Introduction to Cryptography

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 45 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
This video reviews the physical world security services that we need to replicate in cyberspace.6m
This video introduces the core information security services and tools provided by cryptography.5m
This video explains some core cryptographic concepts and introduces two different types of cryptography.8m
This video discusses potential points of weakness in any system using cryptography.6m
This video discusses how different types of cryptography are used in `real-world' applications.7m
This video explains why control of cryptography presents society with a dilemma.8m
Summary56s
6 readings
Everyday Cryptography 1.1.1 and 1.1.210m
Everyday Cryptography 1.310m
Everyday Cryptography 1.5.310m
Will superfast ‘quantum’ computers mean the end of unbreakable encryption?5m
Everyday Cryptography 5.1.1 and 5.1.210m
Cryptography Wars10m
6 practice exercises
Why cryptography?30m
The cryptographic toolkit30m
Algorithms and keys30m
Breaking cryptosystems30m
Use of cryptography30m
The cryptography dilemma30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Network and Computer Security

6 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 9 quizzes
10 videos
Computer Networks and Information3m
Network Security Protocols4m
Threats3m
Network Security Systems3m
Kinds of data2m
Authentication and Authorisation3m
Access Control3m
System Vulnerabilities3m
System Security Tools3m
1 reading
Information and Networks10m
9 practice exercises
Threats and Information30m
Networks30m
Network Security Protocols30m
Threats30m
Network Security Systems30m
Kinds of Data30m
Authentication and Authorisation30m
Access Control30m
System Vulnerabilities30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Security Management

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 27 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
8 videos
The ISO27000 Family4m
Security Policies2m
Security Controls3m
The Risk Management Process3m
Risk Assessment2m
Regulations and legal frameworks3m
Incident Management3m
3 readings
Chapter: Introduction to Information Security and ISO2700110m
Risk Management and Assessment10m
Laws affecting Information Security10m
7 practice exercises
ISO 2700130m
Security Policies30m
Security Controls30m
Risk Management30m
Risk Assessment30m
Law and Regulations30m
Incident Management30m

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