The Cybersecurity course builds on the general notion of risk online and associated concepts (asset, vulnerability, threat, impact) to drive a general approach to securing one’s digital life. It provides learners with the necessary information to grasp the threats around their digital activities, as well as define appropriate and proportional countermeasures to address those threats.
At the end of the course, the learner will be able to:
Reflect on the privacy risk induced by digital activities and gain awareness on how to protect themselves against: data theft, identity theft, cookies, profiling, tracing.
Identify and understand the implications of common hacking threats: malware, phishing, social engineering, hardware failure, theft or loss.
Identify appropriate security measures and position them along the different activities of defence (protection/prevention, detection, recovery).
Describe security objectives and understand general security principles as they relate to various online activities.
Understand the basic principles and applications of common cryptography services: encryption for confidentiality, hash for integrity, digital signature for authenticity, public key infrastructure, and how these protect everyday digital activities and services.
Have a basic theoretical understanding of the evolution of emerging technologies and the impact this could have on cybersecurity in general.
Build a simplified personal cyber-safety action plan, starting from assets identification to threats and vulnerabilities, to solutions and implementation.