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Embarking on a career in cyber security

Embarking on a career in cyber security Copyrighted image Credit: © Oksipix | Dreamstime.com - Cyber Security Photo New content
Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2014
Are you interested in a career in cyber security? Find out what career paths you can take here. 

Will there be a Silk Road 3.0?

Will there be a Silk Road 3.0? Creative commons image Credit: Ricardo Wanglicensed for reuse under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Updated 28 Nov 2014
After the Silk Road there was Silk Road 2.0, and now that’s gone. Will there be a Silk Road 3.0?

Blaming Facebook for Lee Rigby’s murder is nonsense

Blaming Facebook for Lee Rigby’s murder is nonsense Copyrighted image Credit:
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Nov 2014
Scapegoating Facebook for the murder of Lee Rigby is wrong and is being used for political gains, writes Ray Corrigan.

Theresa May’s new Big Brother powers won’t help catch more criminals

Theresa May’s new Big Brother powers won’t help catch more criminals Copyrighted image Credit: Flynt | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Nov 2014
Enabling the police to identify who is using a digital device at any time won't catch up with the more advanced criminals, writes Andrew Smith....

Everything you've ever wondered about Tor

Everything you've ever wondered about Tor Creative commons image Credit: Matt Katzenbergerlicensed for reuse under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Updated 25 Nov 2014
We shine the light on the pros and cons of using Tor, a highly secure method of sending and receiving information across the Internet.

Laws for the Internet Age

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Updated 14 Nov 2014
In this excerpt from his new book 'Information Doesn't Want To be Free: Laws for the Internet Age' Cory discusses 'Doctorow's First Law'.

Cybercrime: What does it mean?

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Updated 29 Oct 2014
Explore different types of cybercrime with this collection of animated videos.

The Internet: It's not all bad

The Internet: It's not all bad Copyrighted image Credit: Flynt | Dreamstime.com
Updated 28 Oct 2014
Don’t be afraid of the Internet; be wary, be cautious, but keep on using it. By taking some simple steps you can greatly reduce the risk to...

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An introduction to software development

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Masters level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Oct 2014
Software development is the practice of organising the design and construction of software, the beating heart of much technology fundamental to our...

Introduction to computer forensics and investigations

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 18 Sep 2014
This unit is an easy introduction to some of the issues both in data privacy and computer forensics - with a few easily available tools people can...

Introduction to computational thinking

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Introduction to computational thinking
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 10 Jun 2014
You will learn about algorithms and abstraction, and encounter some applications of computational thinking in various disciplines, ranging from...

Data and processes in computing

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Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 05 Mar 2014
This unit will help you to understand the forms of data that are handled by software and look at the various processes that can be applied to the...

An introduction to information security

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Masters level Duration 55 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence as organisations rely more and more heavily on computers to...

Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
In the increasingly complex world of change and uncertainty, particularly in the context of climate change, the notion of sustainability is often...

Computers and computer systems

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only found in your PC. This unit introduces the different parts of...

Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

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Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 21 Aug 2013
This unit provides a general overview of how digital technology has come to dominate virtually every aspect of the modern world and some guidance...

ICTs: Information

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the...

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Software engineering

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Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014 Register by 30 Sep 2015
Explore the advanced concepts and techniques used throughout the software life cycle, for the effective production and management of large, complex...