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Cyber Security

Cyber Security

The General Data Protection Regulation (The GDPR) is the new data protection regulation for Europe. Its introduction gives citizens more control and choice over the use of their data. All organisations processing personal data must comply with the GDPR. This course will cover what rights someone has, the legal basis an organisation will use to process personal data, pseudo-anonymization, Data Protection Impact Assessments, special category data and privacy by design and by default. 

The idea of privacy by design and by default marries the other aspect of the course that of security and ethical hacking, this hands-on element is predominantly led by the coverage of tools, techniques and systems that allow penetration testing to be carried out on computer systems and networks. Applying the understanding of the security that is required to understand hacking will enable the student to relate this to the GDPR.

The course is designed and delivered by Dr Nigel Houlden, prior to returning to Glyndwr University Dr Houlden was the Head of Technology Policy for the Information Commissioners Office (The ICO). During his time at the ICO he helped shape the understanding of the GDPR, in particular, its use and application to technology.

What you will study

  • What is the GDPR
  • Cyber Threats and security
  • Your rights
  • Principles and processing
  • Lawful basis for processing
  • E-Privacy regulation
  • Legislation in addition to the GDPR
  • Connected devices and privacy
  • Transfer outside of the EU
  • Privacy by design

Fees

£1050 (including deposit)

How to Apply

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