Introduction to Cyber Security Swayam
Introduction to Cyber Security (Swayam)

Introduction to Cyber Security (Swayam)

Introduction to Cyber Security is a free online MOOC Course, Offered by IGNOU and Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani via Swayam.

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Overview

Internet has led to widespread and drastic changes in our lives. Due to its reach and coverage, more and more processes and activities in organizations large and small are shifting online. Banking and Communication sectors are just a couple of glaring examples of this development. However, the ease of use brought about by computers has brought with it a significant rise in malicious attacks on digital devices and software systems.

With increased dependence on computers and Internet, organizations are constantly exposed to high levels of business, operational and strategic risks. Hence, it is a challenge for these organizations to protect their data and systems from unauthorized access.

This foundation program is geared towards generating and enhancing awareness about cyber security challenges and the concepts of cyber security and cyber ethics among the stake holders to help them become responsible cyber citizens and participate safely and securely in the rapidly evolving information-age society. This course is in line with the directions of UGC to introduce an elementary course in cyber security at UG and PG level across all the Indian Universities/ Institutions. Thus, the course aims to address information gaps among people with respect to cyber security and can be used as an foundation course in cyber security across all the Indian Universities.

Introduction to Cyber Security course content will contain recorded videos, which are based on the syllabus designed by the experts. All the participants, who are enrolled for the course, can take the course online. Also they can download the video/text material for later use.

After the completion of each lecture, the students can clarify their doubts with the instructor, who is available online. At the end of the course, the students have an option to undergo an online test which is objective in nature.

On successful completion of the exam, the student shall be provided with a certificate declaring the participation and successful completion of the course by the candidate as per the guidelines.

Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction to Cyber Space

  • History of Internet [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Cyber Crime [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Information Security [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Computer Ethics and Security Policies [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Quiz

Week 2: Choosing the Best Browser according to the requirement and email security

  • Guidelines to choose web browsers [Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
  • Securing web browser [Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
  • Antivirus [Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
  • Email security [Dr. Ajay Prasad, UPES, Dehradun]
  • Quiz

Week 3: Guidelines for secure password and wi-fi security

  • Guidelines for setting up a Secure password [Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
  • Two-steps authentication [Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
  • Password Manager [Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
  • Wi-Fi Security [Dr. Jeetendra Pande]
  • Quiz

Week 4: Guidelines for social media and basic Windows security

  • Guidelines for social media security [Dr. V.V. Rao, Scientist- CERT-In]
  • Tips and best practices for safer Social Networking [Dr. V..V. Rao, Scientist- CERT-In]
  • Basic Security for Windows [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • User Account Password [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Quiz

Week 5: Smartphone security guidelines

  • Introduction to mobile phones [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Smartphone Security [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Android Security [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • IOS Security [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Quiz

Week 6: Cyber Security Initiatives in India

  • Counter Cyber Security Initiatives in India [Mr. Ashutosh Bahuguna- Scientist- CERT-In]
  • Cyber Security Exercise [Mr. Ashutosh Bahuguna- Scientist- CERT-In]
  • Cyber Security Incident Handling [Mr. Ashutosh Bahuguna- Scientist- CERT-In]
  • Cyber Security Assurance [Mr. Ashutosh Bahuguna- Scientist- CERT-In]
  • Quiz

Week 7: Online Banking, Credit Card and UPI Security

  • Online Banking Security [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Mobile Banking Security [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Security of Debit and Credit Card [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • UPI Security [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Quiz

Week 8: Micro ATM, e-wallet and POS Security

  • Security of Micro ATMs [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • e-wallet Security Guidelines [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Security Guidelines for Point of Sales(POS) [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Quiz

Week 9: Social Engineering

  • Social Engineering [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Types of Social Engineering [Dr. Jeetendra Pande,Uttarakhand Open University]
  • How Cyber Criminal Works [Er. Jayash Sharma, Anand Engineering College]
  • How to prevent for being a victim of Cyber Crime [Er. Jayash Sharma, Anand Engineering College]
  • Quiz

Week 10: Cyber Security Threat Landscape and Techniques

  • Cyber Security Threat Landscape [Dr. A Murli Rao, IGNOU]
  • Emerging Cyber Security Threats [Dr. A Murli Rao, IGNOU]
  • Cyber Security Techniques [Ms. Tripti Misra and Ms. Shahina Anwaru, Assistant Professor- UPES, Dehradun]
  • Firewall [Dr. Ajay Prasad, UPES, Dehradun]
  • Quiz

Week 11: IT Security Act and Misc. Topics

  • IT Act [Dr. Darpan Anand, Associate Professor- Chandigarh University]
  • Hackers-Attacker-Countermeasures [Dr. A Murli Rao, Head- Computer Division, IGNOU]
  • Web Application Security [Dr. A Murli Rao, Head- Computer Division, IGNOU]
  • Digital Infrastructure Security [Dr. A Murli Rao, Head- Computer Division, IGNOU]
  • Defensive Programming [Dr. A Murli Rao, Head- Computer Division, IGNOU]Quiz

Week 12: Information Destroying and Recovery Tools

  • Recovering from Information Loss [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Destroying Sensitive Information [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • CCleaner for Windows [Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
  • Quiz

Teacher

  • Dr. Jeetendra Pande

Additional information

Course Delivery

Online

Course Efforts

1-2 hours/week

Course Enrollment

Free

Course Language

English

Course Length

12 Weeks

Course Level

Beginner

Course Provider

Course School

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Course Subtitles

Not available

Flexible Learning

No

Verified Certificate

Paid

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