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Digital Skills Academy - Cyber Security

Host: Digital Skills Academy
Venue: Top Valley Academy, Top Valley Drive, Nottingham, NG5 9AZ
Date: Thursday 26th September, 2019
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Cost: FREE

4 full day courses:

Day 1: 26th September

Day 2: 3rd October

Day 3: 10th October

Day 4: 17th October


Course Outline 

Day 1: - Understanding the threats,  The basics of Information Security

  • Module 1 - Understanding the threats. This module concentrates on understanding the threats we face by defining what hackers are, their motivations, and the tools they use. This section takes a look at the processes involved in a hacking attack. Delegates will learn about footprinting, port scanning, network sniffing, phishing, social engineering, dumpster diving and physical attacks.
  • Module 2 - The basics of Information Security

This module is dedicated to understanding the basics of Information Security and looks at how an organisation might approach the task of securing their networks against attacks. In this section, delegates will learn about the CIA triad, the creation of an ISMS, risk management, the implementation of security controls, penetration testing and incident management.

Day 2 - Access Controls,  Security Operations and Administration

  • Module 3 -
  • Module 4 -

Day 3 -

  • Module 5. Risk Identification, Monitoring and Analysis
  • Module 6. Incident Response and Recovery

Day 4

  • Module 7. Cryptography
  • Module 8. Network and Communications Security
  • Module 9. Systems and Application Security Key training course outcomes

Who is eligible?

D2N2 Digital Skills Academy is set up exclusively to help autistic individuals and women, particularly those who are returning to work after a period of absence, those out of work, and those looking for another role/or to progress within their existing organisation.


Desired Skills Required

The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications, be familiar with file management systems

  • Analytical thinking skills · Strong IT skills and knowledge including hardware, software and networks
  • A forensic approach to challenges

An understanding of how hackers work

Personal Attributes

  • Dynamic, intelligent and passionate about all things digital

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of IT systems

  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail

Find out more  click HERE and book your place – space is limited

Call us on 0333 320 0333 ext. 2153


If you wish to contact Autism East Midlands directly about  this programme, please call Angela Gardner on 01909 506678 

 ext. 222 or email

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