This qualification is designed for students who have an interest in digital security and the threats to IT systems. It is designed to give them a broad understanding of open systems so that they can then apply these to the understanding of threats to IT systems and how to counter these. It would suit any students interested in working in the growing industry related to cyber security, but also students interested in general employment involving IT, networking professions, infrastructure management and data management. Cyber threats now affect all aspects of IT and organisations connected to the Internet, which is almost all.