Introduction to Network Security and Defence


Explore the basic requirements of network defence management and delve into the different cyber threats you’ll have to face.

Duration 2 weeks

Weekly study : 5 hours

100% online : Learn at your own pace

Get full ExpertTrack access : $39/month

Explore the importance of network security for an organisation

Cyber security is crucial for most organisations, which is where network defence management comes in. This two-week course is designed to provide you with an overview of network defence management in context, and you’ll learn how to prevent cyber attacks.

Delve into the inner workings of cyber warfare

This course will provide you with an insight into the threat cyber warfare really poses to organisations, and you will have the opportunity to look at state hacking, cyber attacks and counter attacks. This gives you a chance to put your learning in context and understand exactly what you’re up against in network defence management.

Explore cyber security in the UK and beyond

You’ll have the opportunity to look at network defence management in context, which includes cyber threats in a UK context. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to evaluate the international landscape, including relevant policy and legislation.

Discover what a cyber security career entails

This course is designed to provide you with an overview of the threats cyber warfare poses, with a national and international context. This will help equip those looking to develop their cyber security career or start working in network defence management.


  • Week 1

    Network Defence Management in Context 

  • Week 2

    The International Landscape

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of network defence management
  • Demonstrate understanding of the effects of inappropriate network defence management

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to develop their understanding of cyber security and network defence management.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
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  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
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