UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY

In collaboration with SA’s leader in online education, GetSmarter

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7-10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

An understanding of the fundamental principles of cybersecurity management at a decision-making level

2

The ability to evaluate cybersecurity threats and ensure your business is sufficiently protected

3

The knowledge to develop a cybersecurity compliance plan and an incident response plan for your organisation

YOUR HEAD TUTOR

Zainab Ruhwanya

Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Faculty of Commerce, Department of Information Systems

As a lecturer at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Ruhwanya teaches information security, programming, and software development courses at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. A Fulbright Scholar, she studied computer science, specialising in cybersecurity, at Kansas State University in the US.

Ruhwanya’s research focus includes information security culture, information, and cybersecurity, privacy, usable security – the intersection of cybersecurity and usability – as well as e-learning. She is also a photographer and enjoys food photography as a way of celebrating and exploring diverse cultures.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Orientation Module:
Welcome to your Online Campus
Module 1:
Basic principles of cybersecurity management
Module 2:
Risk management
Module 3:
Corporate governance, policies and the regulatory environment
Module 4:
Cybersecurity culture
Module 5:
Cybersecurity architecture
Module 6:
Cybersecurity software and hardware
Module 7:
Compliance management
Module 8:
Incident management

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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