Cyber Security Management & Operations (Level 3 Diploma)

24 weeks | Online | Tutor-supported | Accredited

Qualification number (RQF): 603/3334/0


Cyber Security Management & Operations (Level 3 Diploma)

Here, you’ll find information on the Level 3 Diploma in Cyber Security: Management and Operations, including course eligibility, objectives, benefits and content. To enrol in this advanced cyber security course, purchase the course via this website and complete your details as part of the checkout process. You’ll then be contacted with further details about the final stages of the enrollment process.

Level 4 Diploma in Cyber Security course objectives

The Level 3 Diploma in Cyber Security: Management and Operations qualification has been created to develop those learners who are looking to choose, or already have chosen, a career in a business-related sector. This programme will encourage both academic and professional development so that you move forward to realise not just your own potential, but also that of your organisation. The rationale of the programme is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their core capabilities within the cyber security sector.


  • Flexible: (60 credits / 6 modules) Flexible and tutor-supported learning. Study online – with cutting-edge interactive software, videos, audio and content – at a time and place that suits you and your business.
  • Expert tutors: Our accredited tutors have all worked in senior information and cyber security planning roles in major global businesses and/or law-enforcement agencies. Each module has a specialist module tutor to support student learning.
  • CISSP preparation: The course covers content that maps to most of the 8 subject matter domains within the formal Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) required for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – the Cyber Security ‘gold standard’ qualification.
  • Networking: Meet new colleagues and industry peers through virtual global networking and discussion forums. You will also be entitled to free attendance at Global Cyber Academy ‘live’ business network seminars in London.
  • EU GDPR: Covered in a proficient manner via a dedicated module.
  • Accreditation: Pass every module to earn a Level 3 Diploma in Cyber Security: Management and Operations issued by a UK awarding body.

Cyber Security: Management and Operations course eligibility: Entry requirements

To enrol on the Level 3 Diploma in Cyber Security: Management and Operations you must have:

  • A relevant qualification at Level 2 and/or;
  • Work experience in a business environment and demonstrable ambition with clear career goals;
  • A Level 3 qualification in another discipline and a wish to develop your career in business management and/or risk management.

Learning outcomes

The Level 3 Diploma in Cyber Security: Management and Operations will provide you with:

  1. The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full understanding.
  2. The ability to think independently and solve problems.
  3. The ability to apply subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  4. Recognition of the moral and ethical issues of business practice and research; an appreciation of the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct.
  5. An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of business and service provision.
  6. The capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists.
  7. Transferable skills and knowledge which will enable you to meet changing environments and risks.
  8. The motivation to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of your chosen career.

Cyber Security: Management and Operations course content

Module 1: Threat & Risk: Expecting the Unexpected (10 credits, 100 hours total qualification time (TQT), 60 guided learning hours (GLH))

  1. Cyber security and current attack trends and terminology
  2. Motivations and impacts
  3. Case studies in attacks and cyber war postures
  4. White Hat, Grey Hat and Black Hat Hacking
  5. Asset protection essentials

Module 2: Network Architecture, Communications and Protocols (10 credits, 100 hours TQT, 60 GLH)

  1. Communication and Network Principles and Protocols: The OSI Model
  2. How the Internet works
  3. Network Devices, Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN)
  4. Cyber defence frameworks
  5. Computer programming
  6. Conducting Risk Assessments

Module 3: Mobile Data Risks & IoT (10 credits, 100 hours TQT, 60 GLH)

  1. Protecting Mobile Data: Network Security on devices: Android (OS), Wi-Fi networks and security management
  2. The Internet of Things
  3. Malware
  4. Botnets
  5. Case studies in mobile data breaches
  6. Open Source Intelligence gathering and analysis (OSINT)

Module 4: Investigations & Incident Response (10 credits, 100 hours TQT, 60 GLH)

  1. Incident Response and CERTS
  2. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management
  3. Investigations and Digital Forensics
  4. Reporting and recording activity
  5. Legal and ethical principles and cyber investigations

Module 5: Future-Proofing your Business (10 credits, 100 hours TQT, 60 GLH)

  1. Emerging Technologies: Robotics and AI
  2. NIST, ISO and COBIT
  3. Standards, policies, recruitment and industry training
  4. Staying ahead with Threat Intelligence
  5. Design your own cyber-risk assessment and business toolkit

Module 6: EU GDPR & Data Security (10 credits, 100 hours TQT, 60 GLH)

  1. What does EU GDPR cover? Underpinning ethos/objectives in relation to protecting personal data
  2. Reviewing and collating an organisation’s overall data properties
  3. Developing an EU GDPR implementation project plan
  4. Case studies in data insecurity
  5. Design your own EU GDPR audit toolkit


1 formal assignment at the end of each module. Informal (formative) exercises during module. Formal assessments include business reports and presentations. Informal assessments include quizzes, comprehension, brainstorming and practice reports.


As this course is delivered online, there are no set start dates or cohorts. Once you have paid the fee and provided valid ID, you will be given access to the course.

Further information

This 6-month cyber security course is provided by the Global Cyber Academy. The qualification is issued by Qualifi. You must be at least 16 years old to enrol on this course.


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