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Introduction to Cyber Security: Related links

Updated Friday 5th September 2014

Here are some related links to help build on your knowledge from the Introduction to Cyber Security course on FutureLearn. 

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Understanding current threats

The 2010 National Security Strategy rated cyber attacks as a ‘Tier 1’ threat. The new Cyber Security Strategy sets out how the UK will support economic prosperity, protect national security and safeguard the public’s way of life by building a more trusted and resilient digital environment.

There are two key cyber threats facing the UK at present. These are the use of cyber tools and techniques to: 

  • cause significant financial loss to UK citizens, businesses and government
  • penetrate or disrupt computer networks of UK public and private sector organisations to cause reputational damage, significant distress and risk to life or security.

You can find out more about cyber attacks and threats to cyber security with the links to further information below.

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