Cyber Security

By Dr.G.PADMAVATHI   |   Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women,Coimbatore
1. Why this Course on Cyber Security?

The course on Cyber Security is very important in this digital era due to dependency on online operations, social media practices, upcoming technologies like IoT, IIoT, IoE, digitization and pervasive nature of mobile devices. Secure online operations and safe handling of devices are the need of the hour. One must understand the security challenges as well as the best practices that are essential to protect one from becoming the victims of cybercrimes. Fundamental knowledge in Cyber Security is very much required to understand the current status of cyber world. It is imperative to safe-guard the individual, society, organization and the government from the dangers of cyber frauds, scams, threats and attacks. A complete and Comprehensive course can achieve this. This course is an inclusive course that covers all the aspects essential for understanding and for further exploration in Cyber Security Domain.

2. Who are the intended audience? 

Any Post Graduate Level Student, Working Professionals and those who are interested in Cyber Security are eligible to attend the course. For those who wish to further specialize in Cyber Security and would like to become certified Professionals, it is an ideal course for a good begining.

3. How will the learners benefit from this course? 

It is a Course at Post Graduate level for credit transfer. After completing the course successfully, and passing the examination, the student can earn the credit and become eligible for credit transfer.

Not only for students and working Professionals, this course serves as an important Course for any responsible citizen, as it covers all aspects in Cyber Security including Cyberlaw. It is very important to note the legal implications of Cyber Crimes, Scams and Frauds.

4. Are there any prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, a fundamental knowledge in computers is desirable to understand the terminology and concepts better.

Learners enrolled: 5085


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 12 Jan 2021
End Date : 30 Apr 2021
Exam Date : 08 May 2021
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Level : Postgraduate

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    Week - 1

    1.Introduction to Cyber Space
    2.Introduction to Information Systems
    3.Need for Cyber Security 

    Week - 2

    4.Introduction to Cyber Attacks 
    5.Classification of Cyber Attacks
    6.Classification of Malware, Threats

    Week - 3

    7.Vulnerability Assessment
    8.Intrusion Detection Systems
    9.Intrusion Prevention Systems

    Week - 4

    10.Introduction to User Authentication Methods
    11.Biometric Authentication Methods
    12.Biometric Systems

    Week - 5

    13.Different Security Models and Security Mechanisms
    14.Information Security and Network Security
    15.Operating System Security

    Week - 6

    16.Web Security
    17.Email Security
    18.Mobile Device Security, Cloud Security

    Week - 7

    19.IoT Security
    20.Cyber Physical System Security
    21.Social Media Security

    Week - 8

    22.Virtual Currency
    23.Block Chain Technology
    24.Security Auditing

    Week - 9

    25.Cyber Crimes
    26.Different Types of Cyber Crimes, Scams and Frauds

    Week - 10

    27.Analysis of Crimes, Human Behavior
    28.Stylometry, Incident Handling

    Week - 11

    29.Investigation Methods
    30.Criminal Profiling, Cyber Trails

    Week - 12

    31.Digital Forensics, History, Challenges
    32.Branches of Digital Forensics

    Week - 13

    33.Digital Forensic Investigation Methods
    34.Reporting, Management of Evidence

    Week - 14

    35.Cyber Law-Basics
    36.Information Technology Act 2000
    37.Amendments to IT Act 2000

    Week - 15

    38.Evidentiary value of Email/SMS, Cybercrimes and Offenses dealt with IPC
    39.RBI Act and IPR Act in India
    40.Jurisdiction of Cyber Crime, Cyber Security Awareness Tips


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    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women,Coimbatore
    Dr Padmavathi Ganapathi is the Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (Deemed to be University), Coimbatore since 2007. She has 32 years of teaching experience and 18 years of research experience. Her areas of interest include, Cyber Security, Wireless Communication and Real Time Systems. She has executed funded projects worth 230.568 lakhs Sponsored by AICTE, UGC, DRDO and DST. Supervised 19 scholars at Ph.D level, she has more than 200 publications in Prestigious conferences and peer-reviewed journals. She is the life members of various professional bodies like CSI, ISTE, ISCA, WSEAS, AACE and AICW. Reviewer for many IEEE Conferences and Journals. She has visited many countries for technical deliberations. 


    30% for in course Assessment & 70% of end term Proctored Exam.

    There are two phases in the Course: the learning phase and the evaluation phase. Learning phase provides adequate materials required for continuous, self-phased learning. Evaluation Phase has two components: Internal and External.

    For successful completion of the evaluation phase, one must get minimum 40% in Continuous Internal Assessment and External Proctored Examination. 30 Marks will be allocated for Internal Assessment and 70 Marks will be allocated for External Proctored Examination.

    Candidates who complete all the required components successfully are eligible to  get the Certificate.