Certification in Cybersecurity

Financial news media is frequently inundated with instances of cybercrime which burden the finance industry with millions of dollars of annual losses. These events, however, are not just of concern for the global financial industry but all business which utilities technology in its operations. And with the cyber attackers and hackers becoming more sophisticated in their use of cyber threats, any lack of emphasis on cybersecurity in an organization will render it to larger financial losses and exposure to risks such reputation and liquidity risk. It is therefore imperative that industry professionals acquire an appreciation for the importance of cybersecurity along with the engaging in some of its more practical aspects of the prevention of cyber attacks.

This course, therefore, seeks to introduce students to the rudiments of cybersecurity, making it ideal for those that wish to have well-rounded knowledge about concept in the field . So along with the basics of practical computer security, we explore areas such as confidentiality, risk assessment, and practical ways to safeguard various computing systems.

In this certification course students will:

  • Learn the elements of practical computer security
  • Identify and discuss the principles of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability
  • Explore the mindset of cyber criminals, and global tracking and hacking run by governments around the globe.
  • Explain the importance of using encryption and utilize different encryption services
  • Apply a basic cyber risk quantification framework
  • Recognize different cyber attacks and analyze their potential impacts within an organization
  • Assess cyber risks and analyze potential losses stemming from them
  • Develop a basic cyber risk management action plan and recommend a simple course of action to prevent infractions within an organization
  • Describe what blockchain technology is and summarize the costs and benefits of its utilization

Course Modules include:

  1. The Basics of Practical Computer Security
  2. The Principles of Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability
  3. Hacking Methodology
  4. Global Hacking Infrastructure
  5. Encyption
  6. Cyber Risk Quantification
  7. Cyber Attacks
    • Phishing
      • Brute Force Attack
      • DoS & DDoS Attacks
      • Bots and Botnets
  8. Cyber Risk Assessment
  9. Cyber Risk Management
  10. Cyber Risk Management (Action Plan)
  11. Practical Applications of Computer Security
  12. Introduction to Blockchain Technology
  13. Security Tokens and Utility Tokens
  14. Cybersecurity and Blockchain Technology
  15. Course Project
  16. Final Exam

University Partners

Antigua and Barbuda International Institute of Technology (ABIIT)

Antigua and Barbuda.

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Inter-Continental University of the Caribbean (ICUC)

Curacao.

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The Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (Lok Jack GSB)

Trinidad and Tobago.

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University of the Virgin Islands (UVI)

St Thomas, Virgin Islands.

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University of the Southern Caribbean (USC)

Trinidad & Tobago.

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St. Thomas University (STU)

Miami, Florida.

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