Banking and Finance Cybersecurity Risks Management

Banking and Financial Services

Cyber Security

Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

Please see the Tuition Fee section to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.
Course Overview

In this course the learner will look at banking and financial services in relation to cyber security threats and risks and the potential methods to mitigate and lessen organisational vulnerability to cyber security attacks. The course is relevant to anybody who wishes to learn how to identify and plan for direct cyber-attacks on financial services architecture, including those directly employed by the sector, or learners who need to understand their own organisational financial dependencies underpinning financial systems, including payment systems.

As ‘traditional’ financial institutions, financial market platforms, and emerging cryptocurrency markets attract attacks from state and non-state cyber criminals, how can employees and companies protect their own financial infrastructure and supply chains? Case studies, including the TINBA and ZEUS trojans, will be evaluated and discussed.

Course Content


  • What is cybersecurity?
  • Threats for Cybersecurity in Digital Banking

Technology in Financial Institution

  • Ecosystems and the platform economy
  • Customer data and regulation
  • Cyber crime

Finance Supply Chain

  • Introduction to Finance Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Finance Techniques
  • Cyber Security Architecture

Understanding Payment Systems of Financial System

  • Financial System Payments
  • Requirements for PCI DSS Compliance
  • PCI DSS Standard to your Local Domain/Organisation
  • PCI DSS requirements


  • Cryptocurrency
  • Types of Cryptocurrency

Threats and Attacks on Cryptocurrency

  • Trends and Threats form Cryptocurrency
  • Mining Malware's impact

Attacks on Cryptocurrency by Cyber Criminals

  • Attacks on Cryptocurrency by Cyber Criminals
  • The risk of financial crime
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1. Understand the threats and risks facing traditional and emerging financial services

  1. Analyse how threats and risks to traditional banking and finance platforms and emerging financial impact internal business resilience

2.  Understand the architectural structures of traditional and emerging financial markets

  1. Explain how the financial supply chains for fast-growth medium to large organisations work in financial services
  2. Discuss how architectural structure relates to cyber security planning considerations

3.  Understand how payments systems connect to underpinning financial services architecture

  1. Assess vulnerabilities and good industry practices related to the payment card industry
  2. Apply the PCI DSS standard to your local domain/organisation

4.  Understand how cryptocurrencies connect to underpinning financial services architecture

  1. Evaluate emerging trends and threats from cryptocurrency-related attacks by cyber criminals
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
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You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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