Cyber Terrorism Online Short Course (GCA Certificate)

8 hours | Online | Level 5 short course

Receive a Global Cyber Academy Certificate of Achievement.


Cyber Terrorism Online Short Course (GCA Certificate)

A quick and easy induction to cyber terrorism, which can be completed in a day. Successful completion of this cyber security short course will lead to a Certificate of Achievement issued by the Global Cyber Academy.

The Cyber Terrorism short course at level 5 comprises video, written content and practical tests developed by senior counter-terrorism practitioners and university academics.

The course will provide you with a clear understanding of cyber terrorism and why it such an important issue for all employees and managers. You’ll be able to¬† identify regular methods and manifestations of terrorism applicable to business, education and the public sector.


  • The course can be completed in 1 day, giving you a quick and easy, but thorough induction to cyber terrorism.
  • Complete the course when it suits you. The course is self-paced, with video and written content in the course platform accessible when you want it.
  • Comes with access to the cyber terrorism e-library for 12 months.
  • Highly applicable to real-world situations, having been developed by senior counter-terrorism practitioners.

Cyber Terrorism short course content

  1. What is ‘cyber terrorism’? Definitions and determining differences between hacktivism, cyber crime and terrorism.
  2. History of Cyber Terrorism.
  3. The role of nation states.
  4. Case studies in cyber terrorism: international groups, domestic extremism, lone individuals.
  5. Hate crime within the context of cyber terrorism.
  6. Threats to advanced technologies.
  7. Cyber terrorism: Appraising cyber threat intelligence options.
  8. Prevent, deter and disrupt strategies.
  9. Evaluating legal frameworks and policy responses.
  10. Risk assessment and risk management.
  11. Cyber terrorism incident response.
  12. Cyber terrorism investigations.
  13. Principles of business resilience.
  14. Summary: Lessons learned.

Further information

There are no entry requirements for this course; once you’ve purchased the course, you’ll be sent an email requesting a few details about you (including an ID check), after which you’ll be given access to the course materials.

As this course is delivered online, there are no set start dates – start and finish the course at a time that suits you.

This course is provided by the Global Cyber Academy. On completion of this cyber security short course, you’ll be issued with a Global Cyber Academy Certificate of Achievement (there’s no formal assessment to complete).

You must be at least 16 years old to enrol on the Cyber Terrorism course.


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