A Scottish university has created a graduate program in Advanced Security and Cybercrime, which is aimed at defending against the threat of online crime, according to an article from the United Press International.

The part-time, 18-month course at Edinburgh Napier University is aimed at working professionals involved in the computing security industry, to help them learn to protect their companies and organizations against computer crime, the article says.

Students will learn to improve skills such as network security, operating system security, cloud security, security auditing, security standards, digital forensics, network forensics and the application of skills to real-world problems and environments, according to a course summary.

Phishing scams, financial and identity theft, viruses and network breaches will be covered in the course, according to the university.