Cybersecurity Fundamentals (Free Participation)

This course is part of the Level Up project which is fully funded by the European Commission.


It is no longer the question of whether you will be affected by a cyber-incident, but when!

Are you looking to understand the fundamentals of cybersecurity and the impact it can have on your professional or personal life?

With hackers getting more aggressive, and devious, are you really safe professionally or personally? Cybersecurity is an essential consideration for individuals, businesses, and governments as more sensitive information is stored and transmitted online.

Do you want to get to grips with this major challenge of our digital age?

With the increasing use of technology in our daily lives and the growth of the digital economy, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has become more pressing than ever.

Join this course to learn everything about cybersecurity. Specifically designed for people with no ICT background, the course provides a solid understanding of cybersecurity threats such as identity theft and ransomware that affect individuals and companies, as well as fake news and cyber espionage which undermines the state itself. The role of people, organizations, and states in defending against cybersecurity threats and potential sources of cyber risks is explored.

Learn more about the cybersecurity policies, legislation, and law and policy for related issues such as privacy protection and liability with these policies put in national, EU, and international contexts.

  • Learn about the basics of cybersecurity
  • Connect cybersecurity in all areas and aspects of life (personal, professional and state)
  • Learn how to identify possible cybersecurity threats
  • Understand how to better safeguard themselves and others from cybersecurity threats
  • Seen cybersecurity through the framework of local and European policies.
  1. Module 1
    - Cybersecurity Introduction
    - Cyber-threats: cyber-incidents, -crime, -warfare, disinformation; EC: cyber-incidents in Cyprus
    - Technologies and systems:
    - Networks
    - Internet of Things
    - Artificial Intelligence
    - Darknet
    - Hacking
    - People
    - Organisations, states and cybersecurity
    - Case studies, group exercise, self-evaluation
  2. Module 2
    - Cyber-policy and law
    - National cybersecurity strategies and policies
    - EU law and policy, including on information security and data-protection
    - International norms and values
    - Cyber and Human Resources
    - Sovereignty in the digital era
    - Lessons and challenges for policy
    - Case studies, team exercise, self-evaluation
  3. Module 3
    - Capita Selecta
    - Ethics
    - Future Perspectives
  4. Module 4
    - Exam

IT & Software Engineering

Prof Dr Paul Timmers

Research Associate Oxford University, Adjunct Prof European University Cyprus, Visiting Prof KU Leuven, Rijeka Univ, Chair Supervisory Board eGovernance Academy Estonia, CEO iivii BV

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25/10/2023, 18:30-20:00

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15/11/2023, 18:30-20:00

Exam: 29/11/2023, 18:30-20:00

Postgraduate students and professionals with law, social sciences, medical, humanities, business administration or generally a non – ICT background

Cybersecurity Fundamentals (Free Participation)

Language: English
Mode of study: Online
Starting Date: 25th of October, 2023
Duration: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None


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