Cyber Security Fundamentals

Online Short Course

R10 753.00

Course Fees
12 weeks


The emphasis on economic enhancement over the past century, together with the rapid and constant evolution of cyberspace, opened the doors to good and bad. The increasing prevalence of cyberattacks on both individuals and businesses impacts every community, in every possible way. Such activity continues to result in cybercrime, for example, identity theft and cybercrime, financial crimes and even harm to human and animal life. Such a global threat emphasises the need for trained cybersecurity officers within society.


This short course will assist and guide you in understanding the history and future outlook of cyberspace, what cybersecurity is and the various approaches to practise cybersecurity. The course will, amongst other goals: identify cybersecurity challenges and the main causes of cybersecurity gaps; identify the strategies taken around the world; identify the importance of cybersecurity for business domains and finally, we will draw a close to this course by identifying social media problems and by sharing the life skills that need to be practised in cyberspace.

Subject Expert

Carl Heinz Uys’s vision is a safer connected world. His mission in life is to contribute towards safeguarding cyberspace. He has been an entrepreneur since 1999. Carl is a qualified information technology engineer and cyber security practitioner and has gained 10 years’ experience in computer and communication science. He is also a third-year law student and has acquired skills in strategic management, people development, policy development, research and report writing. Amongst other public interest cyber security projects, Carl was part of a team that contributed towards reducing the financial fraud within the provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal. He was also a member of the team who was responsible for cyber security during the 2014 South African national government elections.

He is currently a cyber security practitioner working within various industries across the globe.

Tutor Support

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.

You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    The History of Cyberspace
  • MODULE 2
    What is Cyber Security?
  • MODULE 3
    Global Guidelines for Cyber Security
  • MODULE 4
    How to Think
  • MODULE 5
    Cyber Security for Foundational Business Domains
  • MODULE 6
    Cyber Security for Foundational Business Domains – Understanding the People Domain
  • MODULE 7
    Cyber Security for Foundational Business Domains – Understanding the Process Domain
  • MODULE 8
    Cyber Security for Foundational Business Domains – Understanding the Technology Domain
  • MODULE 9
    Cyber Security and Social Media
  • MODULE 10
    Cyber Security Career Path
  • MODULE 11

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