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The award
Online Course

How long you will study
6 weeks

Domestic course fees
GBP 1500

How you will study
online

Course starts
May, July, September, November, January, March

International course fees
GBP 1500

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About Data Security (Non-Technical) at Southampton Data Science Academy (Southampton University)

Learn how to effectively run a data security risk assessment for your organisation with Southampton Data Science Academy's Data Security (Non-Technical) course.

If you work with personal data on a day-to-day basis, you’ll know how important it is from both a legal and ethical standpoint to ensure that data remains secure.

Whether you’re a manager, supervisor, or administrator, this 6-week online course will teach you how to effectively conduct cyber security risk assessments for your organisation so that personal data – as defined in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – is never compromised. 

Developed by the University of Southampton’s Web Science Institute – pioneers in the field of data science – the course takes a risk-based approach to learning and utilises real-life examples to make sure you’re well-equipped with the specialist skills and knowledge you need to process personal data securely and mitigate cyber security risks within your organisation.

The course is a great fit if you’re:

  • Looking to gain a better understanding of your legal responsibilities when it comes to managing personal data
  • Wanting to learn how to conduct an effective cyber security risk assessment within your organisation
  • Looking to study a data security course flexibly online, without having to interrupt your work or personal commitments

Some of the topics you’ll cover during the course are:

  • Risk assessment and mitigation strategies
  • Cyber security in a data science environment
  • Identifying perpetrators of cyber-attacks
  • Applying cyber controls to mitigate cyber-attacks
  • Conducting and producing risk assessment reports
  • Legal and ethical aspects of cyber data security

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the need for security governance and the legal aspects of cyber security 
  • Identify the types of cyber vulnerabilities and threats to your organisation
  • Mitigate the data security risks within your organisation
  • Identify the costs to implement various risk mitigation strategies
  • Guide your organisation through the complexities and risks of managing personal data
  • Conduct risk impact assessments for your organisation

The course is offered completely online, with assessments being conducted through coursework.
Our team of industry-leading teaching staff will guide your learnings through:

  • Personal and group tutorials
  • Online exercises
  • Discussion forums, where you can discuss coursework and share opinions with your expert tutors and global network of students
  • Independent study

Find out more about Southampton Data Science Academy's Data Security (Non-Technical) course.

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Notes about fees for this course

The Data Security (Non-Technical) course is £1500 per person, inclusive of VAT.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

If you’re a manager, or have responsibility over managing personal data or the technical aspects of cyber security for your organisation, you’re encouraged to apply.

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