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Information Security Design and Development

2 months
43 USD/module
43 USD/module
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Information security is an essential concern for any modern business - cyber attacks can pose a major threat to systems, reputation, and revenue. This Information Security Design and Development course at FutureLearn will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to evaluate systems for their security and check that analysis against appropriate security profiles.


Over the five courses in this ExpertTrack, you will have the chance to familiarise yourself with the security controls used to prevent, detect, and recover from security violations at different stages of the system’s life cycle. 

You’ll understand how these controls are implemented, and learn how to apply formal analysis techniques to check if systems meet the necessary security standards.

In the first  Information Security Design and Development course at FutureLearn, you will discover the importance of secure system design and how a security-first mindset can improve the software development process. You’ll learn how to examine security in the software development life cycle and discuss the legal and ethical aspects of secure systems.

Key skills you will learn

  • Software analysis
  • Software testing
  • Implementing secure systems
  • Secure system development
  • Secure design principles
  • Detecting system threats
  • Preventing system threats
  • Software development

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • How Cyber Security Affects the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Secure System Analysis and Design
  • Security System and Application Development
  • System Security Testing and Maintenance
  • Current Issues in Secure Development

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course has been created for learners with a strong understanding of cyber security, software development, or CS - professional experience may be useful in understanding the underlying concepts, and a relevant degree is recommended to ensure that you benefit from this ExpertTrack.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43 USD per module during 2 months.
  • National

    43 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43 USD per module during 2 months.

Tuition per month.

Price range in different currencies: £36 / $39 / €36


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