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Cybersecurity and Data Breaches

CPD Accredited | Interactive Learning Materials | PDF Certificate Included | Tutor Support

Cambridge Open Academy


£18 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
3 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Defend against the unseen threats lurking in the digital realm with our comprehensive course on Cybersecurity and Data Breaches. Uncover the world of cyber-attacks, crimes, and preventative measures. Equip yourself with the essential knowledge to protect sensitive information and fortify your digital presence against threats.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a strong foundation in the principles and concepts of Cybersecurity, understanding its significance in today's digital landscape.
  • Explore the various types of cyber attacks, including malware, phishing, and social engineering, and learn how to identify and mitigate their risks.
  • Gain insights into the world of cyber crimes, including hacking, identity theft, and data breaches, and understand their impact on individuals and organisations.
  • Acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to secure and manage passwords effectively, implementing best practices for password management.
  • Learn essential techniques for safe internet browsing, enabling you to navigate the online landscape with confidence and avoid potential threats.
  • Understand the importance of office and remote work security, including secure network connections, device management, and data protection measures.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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In the age of digital connectivity, protecting sensitive information and defending against cyber threats has become paramount. Our course, "Safeguarding Digital Frontiers: Cybersecurity and Data Breaches," is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to protect yourself and your organisations from the ever-evolving cyber landscape. Through a series of comprehensive modules, we dive into the depths of cyber attacks, cybercrimes, and preventative measures, providing you with the expertise to fortify digital defences.

From understanding the fundamentals of Cybersecurity to exploring the intricacies of data breaches, you will gain valuable insights into the tactics employed by cybercriminals and the techniques required to defend against them. We delve into the art of password management, equipping you with strategies to create robust passwords and implement effective authentication methods. You will also learn to navigate the dangers of internet browsing, identify potential threats and practise safe online habits.

This course is ideal for individuals looking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Cybersecurity, including professionals seeking to establish a career in the field, business owners concerned about protecting their digital assets, and individuals interested in safeguarding their personal information in the digital realm. Join us on this journey to become a guardian of digital landscapes and contribute to a safer and more secure digital world.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for:

  • Professionals working in IT or related fields seeking to deepen their knowledge of Cybersecurity.
  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in Cybersecurity or data protection.
  • Business owners and managers aim to safeguard their company's digital assets.
  • Individuals are concerned about their personal online security and data privacy.

Career path

Some of the career paths related to this field are:

  • Cybersecurity Analyst: £30,000 - £50,000 per annum
  • Information Security Officer: £40,000 - £60,000 per annum
  • Cybersecurity Consultant: £45,000 - £75,000 per annum
  • Security Architect: £55,000 - £90,000 per annum
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): £80,000 - £150,000 per annum
  • Penetration Tester: £35,000 - £70,000 per annum

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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What are CPD hours/points?

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