Free course

Information security

Free statement of participation on completion

Information security underpins the commercial viability and profitability of enterprises of all sizes and the effectiveness of public sector organisations. This free course begins by explaining why information security and its management are important for any modern organisation and to every individual. You need to be familiar with an organisation, such as your employer, to study this course.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define what information is
  • appreciate the value of information to the modern organisation
  • understand the CIA triad of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability
  • appreciate the difficulties that arise when valuable information needs to be shared
  • identify the five leading-edge resources that have up-to-date information on information security.

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