fundamentals of cybersecurity

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

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We are all living in a digital world today. Whether in our personal life or at the workplace, our work is moving towards the world of the internet, media, cloud and most importantly, data. As we dive deeper, it also makes us more vulnerable to the threats and other possible attacks in the digital world.

According to research, cybercrimes have cost the world a lot of money, and organizations predicted that damages would skyrocket in the coming years. Hence cybersecurity has become a vital part of the digital world. Cybersecurity is all about preventing data misuse through theft, fraud and other means. Cybersecurity is defined as protecting systems, networks and data in cyberspace and is a critical issue for businesses of all sizes. 

This course aims to raise cybersecurity awareness and prepare participants with the technical knowledge and skills needed to protect and defend computer systems and networks. The course also helps to develop the capability of the participants to plan, implement and monitor cybersecurity mechanisms to help and ensure the protection of information technology assets. 

Duration: 1 Day

Language: English


At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance and impact of cybersecurity
  • Evaluate cybersecurity frameworks
  • Identify threats and vulnerabilities
  • Design secure network architectures
  • Understand and apply threat management concepts
  • Explain data protection techniques

Topics to be covered in this course include:


  • 1: Cybersecurity and Cyberthreat Fundamentals

    This module covers the importance of cybersecurity and the impact organisations can face when they are not cyber secure. It covers the various types of cyber threats and the measures organisations should take to protect themselves against them.

    • Introduction to Cybersecurity
      • What is Cybersecurity, and why is cybersecurity important?
      • Elements of Cybersecurity
      • Impact of Cybersecurity - Cultural, Official and Solution Impact
    • Cyber Criminals and types of attacks
      • Motivation 
      • Active attacks, Phishing and Pharming
      • Viruses, Worms and Trojans
    • Information Assurance and Cyber Assurance
      • Confidentiality, Integrity, Authenticity and Availability
      • Mission Assurance
  • 2: Fundamentals of Risk Management

    This module talks about an important aspect of cybersecurity – risk. Participants will learn how to identify and mitigate common types of risks, such as malware, identity theft and others.

    • Threat Management
      • Identifying and Assessing Threats and Risks
      • Cyber Threat Patterns
    • Threat Protection Techniques
    • Combating Threats
      • Cyber Investigation and Technological Measures
      • International Legislation Initiatives
      • Strategies to control risk
    • Information Security Policy, Standards and Frameworks
    • Chain of Custody
    • Workshop - Risk and Threat Management
  • 3: Network Security
    Network security is highly important in order to protect the integrity of the network and the data that flows through it. Often, most of the cyber attacks happen at the network layer. In this module, the participants will understand the common types of cyber attacks that a network can face, along with some of the protection measures that can be taken.
    • Common network vulnerabilities
    • Introduction to firewalls and firewall architectures
    • Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (IDPS) and its types
    • Techniques to administer a secure network
    • Workshop - Secure Network Architecture Designing
  • 4: Data Protection

    The importance of data protection increases as the amount of data created and stored continues to grow at unprecedented rates. A large part of a data protection strategy is ensuring that data can be restored quickly after any corruption or loss. Protecting data from compromise and ensuring data privacy are other key components of data protection. This module will give the participants an insight into the risks involved with data and the protection techniques.

    • Introduction
      • Need for Data Protection
      • Common Techniques for Prevention of Attacks
      • Data Security
      • Data Security, Integrity and Backups
    • Standard Security Measures 
      • Physical Security, Software Safeguards
      • Biometric and Encryption Systems
      • Digital Signature and Certificates
    • Software Privacy
      • Soft-Lifting and Hard Disk Loading
      • Software Protection
      • Downloading and Software Counterfeiting
      • Legal Practices
      • Copyrights 
      • Legal and Ethical Issues
      • Software Registration and Access Rights
    • Workshop – Architecting Data Protection Policies & Systems
  • 5: Cybersecurity - Trends of the Future

    Cybersecurity has become an important aspect everywhere, and its requirement is increasing as the technology grows. This module provides a quick insight into what are the upcoming trends in cybersecurity. It will allow the participants to get a know-how of the future requirements in the industry.

    • Cloud Security
    • Mobile Security
    • AI/ML Security



Participants will learn through lectures, case studies, group exercises, hands-on exercises and discussions. The course will be conducted in face-to-face or virtual format with a duration of 8 hours. 


This course is suitable as an introductory course for IT professionals and security analysts who want to understand the fundamentals and best practices in cybersecurity.

Pre-requisites: A basic understanding of IT systems is recommended but not mandatory.


The course content and structure are designed by the domain experts from TÜV SÜD.

With immense experience and knowledge in the relevant standards, our team of product specialists and technical experts at TÜV SÜD, developed the course content based on current business landscape and market requirements.

  • What are the benefits of enrolling in this course?
    • Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance and impact of cybersecurity in today's digital landscape. 
    • The course equips participants with the ability to evaluate cybersecurity frameworks effectively. They will learn to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, enabling them to make informed decisions when implementing cybersecurity measures.
    • Participants will develop the skills to identify and assess potential threats and vulnerabilities. This capability is crucial for recognising potential risks, implementing appropriate countermeasures, and mitigating potential security breaches.
    • Participants will learn how to design secure network architectures. Understanding fundamental principles and best practices can create robust and resilient network infrastructures that minimise security risks and protect sensitive information.
    • The course covers essential threat management concepts, enabling participants to understand and apply effective strategies to counteract cyber threats. 
    • Participants will gain knowledge of various data protection techniques. This includes encryption, access controls, data backup strategies, and secure data handling practices. 


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