Global Cyber Academy


Business Beginners in Cyber Security

Level 2 (120 Credit) Course


20 Week Course

The qualification has been created to develop those learners who are looking to choose, or already have chosen, a career in a business-related sector but require basic knowledge and competences in the field of Cyber Security (which includes sub-disciplines of compliance, digital media risk management, security risk management, to name a few) without undertaking any technical level of proficiency.

Course Content

Module 1: Cyber Security: What is ‘Hacking’?

  1. What is a Cyber Attack
  2. What is ‘Hacking’?
  3. Case studies in Hacking
  4. Malicious v non-malicious: understanding the boundaries
  5. How are our homes and businesses vulnerable to hacking?

Module 2: Cyber Attack Methods

  1. Top Threats to businesses and business communities
  2. Learning from the 2017 ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack
  3. Targeted vs untargeted attacks: why it’s good to know who’s attacking us
  4. Most popular types of hacking methods in Wi-Fi environments
  5. How to tell we’ve been hacked

Module 3: Laws and Regulations

  1. Computer Crime Laws; How have they been applied against hackers?
  2. Computer Misue, Data Protection and Fraud laws
  3. EU GDPR
  4. USA laws
  5. What can all employees do about protecting our personal and workplace data?

Module 4: Mobile Data

  1. Main risks to mobile devices
  2. Calculating the loss of our mobile data
  3. Internet of Things
  4. IoT: What’s the right security strategy?
  5. Solutions for protecting mobile devices

Module 5: Cyber Security Solutions

  1. Personal attitudes to computer use and how to change them
  2. Physical security measures that can benefit cyber security
  3. Personnel and process-driven security measures that can benefit cyber security
  4. Training and further development
  5. Design your own cyber security toolkit

Entry Requirements

  • Qualifications at Level 1 and/or;
  • Work experience in a business environment and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals;
  • A Level 2 qualification in another discipline and who want to develop their careers in business management and/or risk management.

learning outcomes

  1. The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full understanding; the ability to think independently and solve problems
  2. Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems
  3. Recognising the moral and ethical issues of business practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct
  4. An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of business and service provision
  5. Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists
  6. Transferable skills and knowledge which will enable individuals to meet changing environments and risks.


Qualification Title:
Qualifi Level 2 Diploma in Business Beginners in Cyber Security
Qualification Type:
Vocational Related Qualification
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Qualifi Level 3 Diploma
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