Bournemouth University: Cyber Security and Human Factors

InstitutionBournemouth University View institution profile
Department Department of Computing and Informatics
Telephone 01202 961916
Study type Taught


Cyberspace is a vast, complex and evolving community that presents enterprise, industry and governments with on-going security management challenges as it grows on an exponential scale.

This course has been developed in response to the needs of the computing and security sectors worldwide. Graduates will be equipped with the ability to assess risk, anticipate and manage security incidents, and develop and assess security procedures and policies.

Your learning will be enhanced by access to cyber security and digital forensics laboratories with state-of-the-art simulation and analytical systems relevant to intrusion detection, incident management, forensic analysis and system penetration testing. From the labs we can see where cyber attacks are happening all over the world, and what attacks are happening and being stopped at BU.

The security of data is fundamental to any business, and IT professionals are increasingly aware of the complexities involved in protecting information, assets, knowledge and intellect. As cyberspace stores more and more information, specialists in security who are ahead of the game will become a critical element in reducing risk.

On this course, you will gain an understanding of the psychology of cyber security by investigating threats, vulnerabilities and impact risk; the contagion of fear, uncertainty and doubt; managing human factors in security; trust management and information assurance. You will develop a deep and holistic awareness of cyber security and human factors.

An exciting and valuable part of this course is the option to do a work placement, which provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand work experience and apply the learning that you have acquired through the course, especially if you are considering a change in career or direction.


Bournemouth University

At Bournemouth University (BU), our courses are crafted alongside leading industry experts, passionate about their subjects and your learning. Our approach of integrating our globally recognised research and industry practice means our degrees are designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to pursue your passion. A number of our courses are accredited by professional bodies and our Business School achieved AACSB International accreditation - recognising our commitment to excellence.

Our motto is ‘To learn is to be changed.’ We are renowned for our research and teaching excellence in a range of subjects, including, forensic archaeology, …

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