The Cambridge Analytica Scandal and What It Teaches Us
19 Apr 21
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Cyber hacking has become a common threat, from big-time companies having their customer financial information stolen to people’s social media accounts being hacked. The cybercrime industry hit £1.5 trillion in profits in 2018, according to a study commissioned by virtualisation-based security specialists Bromium.
As most businesses have a website, they are instantly posed with the threat of their data systems and networks being hacked as there are numerous entry points for criminals.
Yet, it is more worrying that predictions recently announced, that by 2022 there will be a worldwide shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. This suggests that in the near future, there will be a high demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals.
The University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Computing (Cyber Security) course is an ideal route into this dynamic, challenging and evolving industry. Our Cyber Security course offers the knowledge and skills needed to anticipate and combat threats to computer software and data, including hacking, theft, viruses and many other forms of cyber-attack.
Covering how to design secure computer systems, this unique degree emphasises secure software development and promotes a deep understanding of the structure of computing systems. Throughout the course, you’ll develop technical knowledge and applied skills in security defence techniques and countermeasures, ready to protect computer systems and electronic infrastructures from attack. The course focuses on helping you learn to design and develop your own security tools for probing, analysing and defending computer systems against attacks.
Students will be taught in our well-equipped IT suites, featuring high-specification hardware and the latest software. You can gain plenty of hands-on experience, alongside opportunities to develop your learning both individually and in groups, with expert guidance and support.
The University of Bolton offers a range of studies focusing on computing. Browse our courses for more information.