This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

This module will outline the concept of cyberterrorism and provide an introduction to the threat landscape of cyberspace and potential ways to mitigate these threats. The module will outline the ways in which terrorists and related actors use cyberspace. It will provide an overview of the technology of the Internet and through the use of case studies will explore some of the major types of cyber-attack.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 01 - 05 Feb 2021
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost

    £670 - Short Course for Credit Fee

    £1,750 - Standalone Short Course Fee

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Develop a critical understanding of cybersecurity and online threats related to terrorism
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism
  • Appreciate the challenges posed by cyberterrorism with regard to legal frameworks and policy responses
  • Critically evaluate the response of government, enforcement agencies and NGOs to the threat and risks posed by cyberterrorism
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of principles of resilience and risk management in developing responses to cyberterrorism


Core content

  • Defining and classifying cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism
  • The nature and scale of terrorist use of cyberspace
  • The role of state actors in cyber threats
  • Characteristics of cyberterrorism
  • Relationship between cybersecurity and cyberterrorism
  • Core debates in cybersecurity
  • NGOs and public private partnerships
  • Risk mitigation

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this course 10 credits can be put towards the Counterterrorism MSc or Counterterrorism, Risk Management and Resilience MSc

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.


How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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