Cyber Security Threat Mitigation

Banking and Financial Services

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

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

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Course Overview

Cyber security breaches cause significant personal and organisational damage and pose a clear and present risk to business profitability and resilience. Forbes, the business magazine, estimates that the annual cost of cyber-crime might reach (or surpass) $2Trillion by 2019. At a ground-level, Cyber security breaches are causing business insolvencies and posing challenges to employee safety and wellbeing.

In this unit the learner will be introduced to a variety of threats and risks emanating from cyberspace. The unit will look at various methods of attack and will use case studies to analyse various threat vectors, including Malware, Botnets and Trojans.

Course Content

Introduction to Cyber security

  • What is Cyber security?
  • Types of Cyber Attacks

Introduction to Cyber Crime

  • Classification of cyber crime
  • Reasons for Commission of Cyber Crimes
  • Kinds of cyber crimes

Malware and its types

  • Malware and its types
  • Ransomware

Cyber Security Techniques

  • Authentication
  • Encryption
  • Digital Signature
  • Antivirus
  • Firewall


  • Cyber security threat and risk on business
  • Major cyber breach and methods of attacks
  • Technique to calculate cyber security breach

Understand recent mega breaches

  • Understand recent mega breaches

Understand how threats and malicious hackers tools

  • Customized Intrusion Tools
  • Impact of Malicious Software Tools
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1. Understand complex business cyber security threats and risks

  1. Analyse major cyber breaches and methods of attack that have severely impacted businesses and public organisations
  2. Examine how to calculate the business impact of a suspected or actual cyber security breach

2.  Understand recent mega breaches and explain malware and ransomware attacks

  1. Apply threat and risk management concepts and models
  2. Explain the terms malware, ransomware and other forms of intentional malicious cyber attacks

3.  Understand how threats and malicious hackers are advancing and developing customised intrusion tools

  1. Discuss the development of customised intrusion tools and their use by malicious hackers
  2. Analyse how an intrusion occurred to cause a mega data breach
  • 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


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  • 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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