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Basics of cybersecurity (5 cr)

Code: KT00DN42-3004

General information


22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022


01.08.2022 - 18.12.2022


5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


20 - 50

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Cyber Security


  • Kimmo Kääriäinen
  • Martti Kettunen
  • Jaakko Nurmi

Responsible person

Kimmo Kääriäinen

Student groups

  • KTKT22SP
    Cybersecurity, full-time studies


You are able to define cybersecurity.
Your understand the importance of managing cyber security.
You understand the concept of control-based information governance.
You are familiar with the most common cybersecurity vulnerabilities, risks and controls.
You are able to describe the function of selected important tools in defensive and offensive cybersecurity.
You are able to implement some basic security policies with selected security controls.
You understand the importance of cybersecurity in different business areas.


What is cybersecurity?
How to define cybersecurity?
What is security?
What is the target in cybersecurity?
Who is in charge of cybersecurity?
What is cyber strategy?
Why is cybersecurity management extremely important?
What are security controls and why are they important?
How to defend against global threats?
What is malware?
How are security policies and risk management related to cybersecurity?
How are computer networks and cybersecurity related?
How does a hacker think?
What tools are hackers using?
What is penetration testing?
What are Next Generation Firewalls and where to use them?
How to implement some basic security policies with firewalls?
How is cybersecurity present in different areas of business?


Ohje riskienhallintaan, Valtiovarainministeriön julkaisuja 22/2017
Will be given later.

Teaching methods

Scheduled track:
Course is implemented as blended distance learning. You participate into contact lessons as scheduled. You studies are progressing in the pace of the contact lessons and self paced learning activities.

Independent track:
If you are working in a company, organisation or a higher education project aligned with the study unit learning outcomes, you are able to complete the study unit in your workplace. In this case contact your responsible teacher in the beginning of the studies to agree with a development project you can execute in your work. Successful completion requires you study the topics in theory and practise. You must show your skills via a demonstration, which is determined based on learning objectives.

Employer connections

CyberLab learning environment

Student workload

Achieving the learning outcomes requires 135 hours of work.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

a) use professional vocabulary and concepts in an expert way in different situations.
b) evaluate information sources critically.
e) choose appropriate models, methods, software and techniques according to the purpose and justify these choices.
e) use the key models, methods, software and techniques of the professional field.