IT & Software

Privacy And Security In Information Systems

Course Fee R799.00

What is this course about

This course is designed to introduce the student to the various privacy and information security concerns in Information Systems in the business environment. The course starts with an overview of what privacy entails. The different information security threats are identified and various measures that can be used to protect customer’s information is discussed. The course aims to assist anyone that would like know more about how to protect their privacy online.

Who should be doing this course?

This course will provide a broad overview of the field of Security in Information Systems for anyone who is interested to pursue a career in this field. It will also help those not familiar with Information Systems, or who do not have a background in Information Systems, to understand the key concepts related to information systems security, and how this should be managed.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand why are information systems vulnerable?
  • Discuss the concept of privacy in information systems
  • Discuss information security
  • Explain the C-I-A triad
  • Identify various information security threats
  • Explain what risk management in information security entails.
  • Discuss how to protect the information systems network of the business.

How is your course mark calculated?

Your course mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck! 

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you! 

In the 5 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 Information systems vulnerability
CHAPTER 2 Protecting company information online
CHAPTER 3 Understanding information systems security threats
CHAPTER 4 Risk Management in IS security
CHAPTER 5 Final tips for IS security
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Dr Liezel Cilliers

Educator

Dr. Liezel Cilliers is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. She holds a DPhil in Information Systems. She specializes in the field of Information Systems with specific interest in information security, technology in education and health care. She has published extensively in these fields in both international conferences and journals.
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Dr. Salah Kabanda

Educator

Dr. Kabanda is a Y2-Rated NRF Researcher at the University of Cape Town. Her research interests are in ICT4D, Ethics in the development and use of information systems and M/E-Commerce
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Very challenging and interesting course

Vuyani Kwinana
09-01-2017

The course was fruitful and well explained. I had no background to this course and found it easy to understand. I loved the user-friendly website. I will definitely give this course 5 stars. Well done to Educate24 for the great work. 

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Moeketsi Kumalo
17-10-2017

I can't express enough how excited I am to finally complete my course and I am ecstatic to receive my certificate! It has been a fantastic course, keep up with the excellent work you are doing to provide us with the best education!!!!!

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Interesting course

Duran Williams
03-11-2017

I found this course very interesting and I enjoyed it a lot!

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