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Introduction to Cyber Security

IGNOU and Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani via Swayam

Overview

Internet has led to widespread and drastic changes in our lives. Due to its reach and coverage, more and more processes and activities in organizations large and small are shifting online. Banking and Communication sectors are just a couple of glaring examples of this development. However, the ease of use brought about by computers has brought with it a significant rise in malicious attacks on digital devices and software systems. With increased dependence on computers and Internet, organizations are constantly exposed to high levels of business, operational and strategic risks. Hence, it is a challenge for these organizations to protect their data and systems from unauthorized access. This foundation program is geared towards generating and enhancing awareness about cyber security challenges and the concepts of cyber security and cyber ethics among the stake holders to help them become responsible cyber citizens and participate safely and securely in the rapidly evolving information-age society. This course is in line with the directions of UGC to introduce an elementary course in cyber security at UG and PG level across all the Indian Universities/ Institutions. Thus, the course aims to address information gaps among people with respect to cyber security and can be used as an foundation course in cyber security across all the Indian Universities. The course content will contain recorded videos, which are based on the syllabus designed by the experts. All the participants, who are enrolled for the course, can take the course online. Also they can download the video/text material for later use. After the completion of each lecture, the students can clarify their doubts with the instructor, who is available online. At the end of the course, the students have an option to undergo an online test which is objective in nature. On successful completion of the exam, the student shall be provided with a certificate declaring the participation and successful completion of the course by the candidate as per the guidelines

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1

Introduction to Cyber Space
History of Internet[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Cyber Crime[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Information Security[Dr. Jeetendra Pande,Uttarakhand Open University]
Computer Ethics and Security Policies[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Quiz

Week 2

Choosing the Best Browser according to the requirement and email security
Guidelines to choose web browsers[Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
Securing web browser [Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
Antivirus[Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
Email security[Dr. Ajay Prasad, UPES, Dehradun]
Quiz

Week 3

Guidelines for secure password and wi-fi security
Guidelines for setting up a Secure password[Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
Two-steps authentication[Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
Password Manager[Mr. Arun Kumar- CISSP]
Wi-Fi Security[Dr. Jeetendra Pande]
Quiz

Week 4

Guidelines for social media and basic Windows security
Guidelines for social media security[Dr. V.V. Rao, Scientist- CERT-In]
Tips and best practices for safer Social Networking[Dr. V..V. Rao, Scientist- CERT-In]
Basic Security for Windows[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
User Account Password[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Quiz

Week 5

Smartphone security guidelines
Introduction to mobile phones[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Smartphone Security[Dr. Jeetendra Pande,Uttarakhand Open University]
Android Security[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
IOS Security[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Quiz

Week 6

Cyber Security Initiatives in India
Counter Cyber Security Initiatives in India[Mr. Ashutosh Bahuguna- Scientist- CERT-In]
Cyber Security Exercise[Mr. Ashutosh Bahuguna- Scientist- CERT-In]
Cyber Security Incident Handling[Mr. Ashutosh Bahuguna- Scientist- CERT-In]
Cyber Security Assurance[Mr. Ashutosh Bahuguna- Scientist- CERT-In]
Quiz

Week 7

Online Banking, Credit Card and UPI Security
Online Banking Security[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Mobile Banking Security[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Security of Debit and Credit Card[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
UPI Security[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Quiz

Week 8

Micro ATM, e-wallet and POS Security
Security of Micro ATMs[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
e-wallet Security Guidelines[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Security Guidelines for Point of Sales(POS)[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Quiz

Week 9

Social Engineering
Social Engineering[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Types of Social Engineering[Dr. Jeetendra Pande,Uttarakhand Open University]
How Cyber Criminal Works[Er. Jayash Sharma, Anand Engineering College]
How to prevent for being a victim of Cyber Crime[Er. Jayash Sharma, Anand Engineering College]
Quiz

Week 10

Cyber Security Threat Landscape and Techniques
Cyber Security Threat Landscape[Dr. A Murli Rao, IGNOU]
Emerging Cyber Security Threats[Dr. A Murli Rao, IGNOU]
Cyber Security Techniques[Ms. Tripti Misra and Ms. Shahina Anwaru, Assistant Professor- UPES, Dehradun]
Firewall[Dr. Ajay Prasad, UPES, Dehradun]
Quiz

Week 11

IT Security Act and Misc. Topics
IT Act [Dr. Darpan Anand, Associate Professor- Chandigarh University]
Hackers-Attacker-Countermeasures[Dr. A Murli Rao, Head- Computer Division, IGNOU]
Web Application Security[Dr. A Murli Rao, Head- Computer Division, IGNOU]
Digital Infrastructure Security[Dr. A Murli Rao, Head- Computer Division, IGNOU]
Defensive Programming[Dr. A Murli Rao, Head- Computer Division, IGNOU]
Quiz

Week 12

Information Destroying and Recovery Tools
Recovering from Information Loss[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Destroying Sensitive Information[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
CCleaner for Windows[Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University]
Quiz

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very nice session thanks all Learned a lot about how to see / frame data, and ways to present it visually to convey a message.” “I was thoroughly inspired by this day of dataviz” “Lots of brilliant ideas flying about” “Genuinely one of the best workshops...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course study gave me unlimited access to a wide range of cyber security information including ethical hacking, penetration testing, and much more. Caters for all levels and great value for me as a beginner. Courses cover security fundamentals around networking, operating systems, and system admin which helps me to ensure the necessity of security that must be established in pc and other electronic materials.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I like to learn new things and very interested in cybersecurity so i am searching for a relavent course so i need to take the course u provide and very
    Much interested working with Google if uneed my hard work u can contact me at any time so plz provide me the full cybersecurity and digital forensic course for free plz do me the needfull

    Thanking you

    Yours sincerely
    Goutham
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Excellent course designed on cyber security helpful for every one understand nature of cyber crime and their prevention method .Teaching in a simple and easy to understand language . Podcast from Elite CISO group is very helpful for working professional in cyber security field keep them updated about the current threats and their prevention
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    A cyber security review provides an independent and in-depth assessment of the ability of an organisation to protect its information assets from the impact of cyber threats. ... It also identifies vulnerabilities in an IT system and matches them to potential internal and external cyber threats.
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    Priyanka Tewari

    Priyanka Tewari is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This is an excellent course for the beginners. It not only provide the basics of the cyber security but also demonstrate various techniques to remain safe in the cyber world. Must recommended course, specially for non-IT background learners.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Course has been dealt with simple words and explanations, it is detailed and complete. The assignments provide a good way to gain insights on the materials learned.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I taken this course. This course is very attractive and useful because at this moment cyber attack increase and many people loss their money and etc. So this course is very important.
  • V. JEYAJEEV

    V. JEYAJEEV is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    I didn't start learning anything about the the introduction to cyber security. So please say how to start learning. Please...........
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    It is very helpful for our personal knowledge. Also it is very easy to crack. The course is going to be very useful for all. The course was well organized, clear and easy to follow.
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    Wagh Swatej Rajesh
    I got to learn many new concepts.

    I never thought I can utilize my covid19 pendemic with such a great course.

    Thank you Swayam and my coordinators.
  • Anonymous
    The course " Introduction to Cyber Security" brought by IGNOU in partnership with SWAYAM is really a very beneficial course for all those students, practitioners who want to diversify and work in the new age practice of Information Technology. The cybersecurity course imbibes an individual with all the necessary fundamental understanding of the space of cybersecurity, its challenges, and opportunities. The course is well structured and properly prepared to give every learner an opportunity to understanding cybersecurity law. Strongly recommended to every such individual who want to have a thorough understanding of the same..
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    All the course schedule are followed meticulously and updated. The note along with the video presentation found to be very handy. Very nicely formulated and sequenced lecture. The adaption as well as presentation is good. Effort put forth the Professors praiseworthy.

    Few suggestion from my side:
    - The note for all the schedule may be in download able format. The same can be very handy during examination period.
    - Same goes with the the video presentation

    Keep up the good effort
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    Souvik Das
    The course was designed in a very structural way, starting from easy and gradually increasing to higher levels. Cyber security is very important topic these days and this course covered every aspect with details and clear explanation. The course was interesting overall and demanded eagerness to learn. It helped me learn a lot of things. The assignments were adequate and in relation to the subject. Overall,it was a good experience. Thank you!
  • Anonymous
    Excellent.

    The only concern is the assignment dates are very confusing e.g. WEEK 8 objective assignment shows early date and the subjective assignment of WEEK 10 also shows early submission date. Each assignment should have later assignment date and not the same or early date.

    Rest all is perfect, very informative! looking forward for the exam. Hope you will conduct in December-2020 itself.

    Regards,

    Dattatray Phatnaik
  • Anonymous
    The course overall was very interesting. The instructors were very careful in including relevant information. The course materials were also good. The only drawback is that, the videos were lengthy and slow. Most of the time, I had to run the videos in double the normal speed. The videos can be kept below 30 mins. This will help maintain sharp attention from the student side. Best wishes for the upcoming sessions!.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    The class is going fast and i am the student who doesn't have the laptop and i am so far from the network area.. I came to know many assignments are given. I am very happy the class recording are given to us that help me lot to know what the things are discused . Hope sir will help us in cumming day when all the students with all equipment are present with some problems.

    Thank you
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    It's a good course. As time passes more and more things are going to be online- be it education, banking etc. Hence, the people who are using internet frequently are prone to the threats that arise from the internet space. So, it is essential to know the ways to protect from there potential threats.
    The course Introduction to Cyber Security may help to provide the know how in this regard.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I am a beginner to this topic but I got some what knowledge related cyber attacks, CIA, primitive measures to take care for protection likely antivirus software management and how to secure while payment transactions by using VPN all these topics are comes to know by this course.
    I kindly ask to provide an extension of the course to get more knowledge in present day activities.
  • Anonymous
    I understood how much important is cyber security. We must also make the up coming generation to take up this course. All the crimes can be stopped if we take an initiative. All must be aware of this and must spread all over the world. It will be even more fine if we have recorded videos in the study for references.

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