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Introduction to Cyber Security

Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani and IGNOU 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 asignificant 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

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

Taught by

Dr. Jeetendra Pande

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  • I had always wanted to study cyber security online for free and didn't know how.

    But with the help and introduction of SWAYAM online learning platform, I have been able to acquire knowledge on cyber security.

    This course has been really helpful.

    Thanks to the management of SWAYAM.

  • Very informative and structured course.

    Thanks for all teachers and Swayam team.

    students should feel fortunate for getting such high quality material free of cost.

    lots of thanks.

  • 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
    It's good to know something new and gain knowledge about cyber security .I am very interested in cyber security when I am in 11th standard that's why I chose this course to know more about the cyber security
  • Anonymous
    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...
  • Anonymous
    It was a great course. was informative. It was understood in easy language.Got complete information about cyber security. I will recommend everyone to do this course. Because it explains everything in a very simple way.
  • Anonymous
    Types of Cybersecurity
    Information Security:
    network security
    application security
    Cybersecurity is basically the process of protecting our computers, networks, and data from digital passive attacks. Hackers and cybercriminals always try to steal our data by using infected files with worms, viruses, and trojans to make some financial profit.
    Cybersecurity is just an ethical practice to protect our devices from such hackers and make them more secure.
  • Anonymous

    Respected sir

    For the above mentioned course , results announced on 29th April 2022. But still we didn't receive our certificates .

    As we are supposed to submit the certificates , we request you to provide the certificate . In swayam , still INTRODUCTION TO CYBER SECURITY course is showing as ongoing course ..

    We would like to know when the course is said be completed ?

    Do the need full by awarding certificate for the same course

    Thank you

  • Anonymous

    Respected sir

    For the above mentioned course , results announced on 29th April 2022. But still we didn't receive our certificates .

    As we are supposed to submit the certificates , we request you to provide the certificate . In swayam , still INTRODUCTION TO CYBER SECURITY course is showing as ongoing course ..

    We would like to know when the course is said be completed ?

    Do the need full by awarding certificate for the same course

    Thank you

  • Anonymous
    Effective learning and good for knowledge. I can able to know about cyber security at beginner to intermediate level. Teaching quality is very good and understandable.
  • Anonymous
    It is Very interesting Course for Cyber Security information for students.And it is very helpful for knowing about what is cyber Security and how it works.
  • Anonymous
    Really enjoyed this course, it was a great learning opportunity and I look forward to continuing to put the things I learned into real world practice.
  • Anonymous
    I think the course guide includes all the components required for the introduction to cybersecurity.
    This course learning was excellent. The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and articulate. This was the first time I have taken a class in a remote format, and I was delighted with it and look forward to coming back to Swayam for more classes in the future.Thank you.
  • Anonymous
    I found this course interesting as i wanted to do a course on cyber security and I kind of have interest towards this field. In this course I learned many things about cyber security like cyber attacks and their preventions, social engineering and their types. I would recommend my friends to take up this course if their interested in cyber security. Thank you!
  • Anonymous
    Learned about newer concepts of IT. Expanded knowledge on the security side of things and became more aware about cyber threats. Lectures were in easy to understand interface and the assignments cleared more doubts. Assignments should have had right answers and scores since could not be sure it they were correct. No scores released for assignments.
  • Anonymous
    hi i am Lakshma Reddy working as an Assistant professor in the department of Cse at Chalapathi institute of technology,i would like to inform you that before join this course i dont have knowledge about Cyber security,But now i have some knowledge about Cyber security attacks and all due to this course.
    Thank you
  • Anonymous
    This course provides very good knowledge in cyber security. Industry experts were giving very good real time experience on various tools. It also provides how to prevent from banking fraudulent transactions and other techniques to prevent the data from malicious user in the internet working environment
  • Anonymous
    This was a great introduction to Cybersecurity for Business. It taught me the fundamentals and prepared me to take future courses. The instructor's video's are clear, organized and the examples he gives from work are practical and memorable. Thank you for teaching this topic so clearly.
  • Anonymous
    Im a student where i was studying the course in nptel ,it is very useful to me in my studys it gives the basic knowledge and technical information about a subject and the certificate of nptel is verey useful...in the future for getting a job with a good package...

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