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Interview with Arun Joshi: The 3 core Components of Our New Programme BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and

This academic year, The British College is introducing a brand new course to its extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes: the BSc (Hons) Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics*.


Run in partnership with The University of the West of England, this exciting new course covers three core areas: Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, and Legal Systems and Law. 


So, we decided to interview the head of the programme Arun Joshi, Associate Dean of the British College - to find out what exactly each of these sections entail and what our students can expect from the course. 


*(Subject to Validation).


“Hi, Arun, so first things first - what is Cyber Security and what will our students learn on this part of the course?”

So, cyber security refers to protecting systems connected to the internet from threats in cyberspace. It involves protecting software, data, and hardware and helps prevent cybercriminals from gaining access to devices or networks - including your personal devices like phones and laptops. 


The best cyber security solutions are all-encompassing and include application, cloud, data, endpoint, infrastructure, database, mobile, network, and operational security - as well as identity management.


They should also include disaster recovery or business continuity planning - which outlines how an organisation will recover from cyber-attacks in the future, as well as outlining preventative methods, such as educating employees.


“Okay, so what about digital forensics?”


Digital Forensics is defined as the process of preservation, identification, extraction, and documentation of computer evidence that can be used by the court of law. 


So, it is the science of finding evidence from digital media such as computers, mobile phones, servers, or networks. In essence- it provides the forensic team with the best techniques and tools to solve complicated digital-related cases.


It also helps the forensic team to analyse, inspect, identify, and preserve the digital evidence residing on various types of electronic devices - including disks, networks, databases, malware, emails, and mobile phones. 


“The programme is called Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, but it also covers legal systems and Law - could you tell us a bit about that?

Graduates in the field of Computer Security and Computer Forensics are expected to have an excellent understanding of the internal operations of computers, as well as operating and file systems. 


They need to be able to use appropriate tools to investigate computer-based activities, deploy tools and techniques to prevent security breaches, and investigate the misuse of computer systems and other devices. 


As much of this work is carried out either directly in support of legal processes, an understanding of appropriate legal systems and law is also expected. As such, the course covers the most important points of law and court procedure and provides sufficient legal knowledge to make the students aware of the rules and legal systems pertaining to Forensic Computing.


Thank you so much for your time Arun!


If you still have any questions then check out the course page here:


Edited By Marney Ryan




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