You must inspire a commitment to security rather than merely describing it
The growth of hacking and phishing (the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers) across the internet requires well trained and tested professionals. The Level 3 Diploma in Information Security is designed to provide the knowledge and skills for dealing with cyber security issues and how to work with others to combat them.
Information Security is also offered as a Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship. For those who will be responsible for ensuring their organisation is prepared to combat cyber security issues and provides the knowledge and ability to assess security risks, conduct information security audits and contribute to the risk management as part of an information security strategy.
During this Apprenticeship you will learn:
1. The key principles of information security
2. How to test and develop the security of information systems
3. Investigating information security incidents and carrying out information security forensic examinations
4. Ethical hacking
5. Penetration testing and cryptography
If defending IT infrastructure and networks, hacking sites on behalf of an organisation or combating cyber crime appeals to you, then an Information Security Apprenticeship would be suitable for you, your work will focus on understanding risks to the security of information or data. You’ll analyse where security breaches may occur or have occurred, and repair or strengthen systems against such breaches.
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