Cifas Digital Fraud Specialist Programme
Become certified as a Cifas Digital Fraud Specialist. Cyber enabled and cyber dependant fraud are two of the biggest fraud threats facing organisations. The certified course is essential for those with responsibility for assessing the cyber risk, responding to the risk or undertaking investigations into cyber fraud cases.
Course Module Details
Cyber enabled and cyber dependant fraud are two of the biggest fraud threats facing organisations. The certified course is essential for those with responsibility for assessing the cyber risk, responding to the risk or undertaking investigations into cyber fraud cases. It covers all of the main risks experienced by digital users and organisations and how to respond to them, as well as highlighting the developing and ever-changing trends and threats involving cyber fraud and security increasingly faced by all sectors.
Unit 1: Digital technology and cyber fraud risks
Learn how data is stored and processed on digital devices, and identify the risks.
Unit 2: Internet technology risks Learn how data is transmitted and handled across the internet, and the key risks.
Unit 3: Online social engineering risks
From phishing and pharming to romance frauds – understand how social engineering works and how to respond to it.
Unit 4: Identifying personal and financial data online
Explore how criminals identify and recover sensitive data online, from the Deep Web and the Dark net to image exploitation and the use of Google search.
Unit 5: Malware and Ransomware attacks
Understand how malware and ransomware attack and operate across devices and networks, and how to respond.
Unit 6: Cryptography and Coding explained
Learn how cryptography is used for security, from encryption and hashing to Blockchain.
Unit 7: Password exposure in insecure systems
Explore how password management systems use hash functions and learn how criminals crack them.
Unit 8: Database hacks and denial of service attack
How databases function, how criminals hack them and steal data, and what can be done to protect them.
Unit 9: The prevention of and response to cyber fraud
An overview of the ways to prevent cyber fraud, as well as how to investigate it.
No prior entry requirements.
10 weeks teaching, with eight weeks allowed for assignment completion
One virtual teaching session of 1.5 hours per week, for 10 weeks. A further eight weeks allowed for assignment completion.
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