Foundations of Cyber Security

Sep 12, 2023 - Oct 17, 2023
Application Deadline:
Sep 10, 2023
6 Weeks
Tuesday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Delivery Method:
This course, "Cyber Security Foundation", offers a comprehensive introduction to the exciting and ever-evolving field of cybersecurity. Accessible to individuals from all backgrounds and levels of technological proficiency, this course aims to demystify the subject, making cybersecurity understandable and applicable to everyone. Through this course, participants will familiarise themselves with the basic principles of cyber security, the different types of threats and attacks in the digital world, and how they can defend against them using various security technologies. We will explore crucial topics such as social engineering, cryptography, malware, digital forensics, and risk management. Furthermore, the course will explore how cyber security can be improved at an organisational or personal level and how a cyber security culture can be cultivated. The course wraps up with a look into the future directions of cyber security.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and importance of cyber security, including different types of cyber threats, attacks, and the basic principles of cryptography.
  • Identify various social engineering tactics and malware types, and apply preventive measures and mitigations to protect against these threats.
  • Assess the cyber security posture of an organisation or home, apply various security technologies, and understand the importance and implementation of a robust cyber security policy.
  • Understand and implement principles of risk management, incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity in the context of cyber security.
  • Recognise and discuss emerging trends and future directions in cyber security, and understand the significance of cultivating a cyber security culture.
Please note: We provide tailored versions of our courses to cater to the specific needs of organisations. The pricing for customised courses may differ from that of our open-enrollment courses. For more details on pricing and instructor information, kindly reach out to us via email at??
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Dr. Naveed Anwar
Assistant Professor at LUMS
Ph.D. from Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Course Fee: TBA

Note: CES may cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund registration/processing fee (if any) but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

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Participants must register online through the CES website by clicking on their desired course and filling out a one-page form. Before starting the registration process, please ensure that you have the following: 

- A passport-sized photograph for the CES smartcard. It should be against a white background. 

- Correct CNIC details. 

Incorrect information provided during the registration process will lead towards cancellation of your enrolment at any stage, and participants will not be entitled to claim a refund.

Once you have completed your online registration, you may proceed to the payment section. You have two options: 

1. Pay online using your bank debit/credit cards through LUMS online payment system 

2. Download the fee voucher and deposit cash in any branch of the designated banks specified on the fee voucher. 

Once the payment has been made, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 to 48 working hours, and your payment status will be updated to "ENROLLED" in the online application portal.


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