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Diploma in Cyber and Digital Security

Why Cyber and Digital Security

Cyber security protects the data and integrity of communication and computing assets belonging, or connecting, to an organisation’s network. Its purpose is to defend those assets, and organisational data, against all threat actors throughout the entire life cycle of a cyber-attack.

This course is designed for

The course is geared towards participants who wish to obtain a broad understanding, rather than those who are already involved in the technical aspects, of cyber security, although both groups will find the course valuable. An engineering or computing background is not required to benefit from this course. The course provides a framework on which individuals seeking to immerse themselves in the pressing issues of cyber security can obtain the information they need to make the best decisions for the defence of their organisations.

Course Overview

This diploma examines how the Internet has grown as a global phenomenon over the past twenty years, bringing with it the threat of crime in a variety of forms. Decision makers must be familiar with the basic principles and best practices of cyber security to best protect their enterprises, and digital assets. The programme will discuss the laws that are in use to try and regulate the internet, and also discuss and assess the various threats posed by internet crime in its many varieties.

This diploma is suitable if you wish to obtain a broad understanding of cyber security, rather than if you are already involved with the technical aspects although, either way, you will find the course valuable. An engineering or computing background is not required to benefit from this course.

The course provides a framework on which you may immerse yourself in the pressing issues of cyber security and obtain the information you need to make the best decisions for the defence of your organisation, and its digital infrastructure.

Course Content

During the programme you will learn the fundamentals of securing both clean and corrupted systems, protecting personal data, securing simple computer networks, and safe Internet usage.

You will obtain an understanding of key terms and concepts in cyber law, intellectual property and cyber-crimes, trademarks and domain theft. The course will also incorporate approaches for incident analysis and response. You will be introduced to the principles of web security and learn approaches for risk management and best practices in relation to cyber and digital security.

Modules

  • Introduction to Information Security Fundamentals & Best Practices
  • Protecting Your Computer & its Contents
  • Securing Computer Networks – Basic of Computer Networking Theory
  • Secure Communications & Information Security Best Practices
  • Privacy Guidelines & Safe Internet Usage
  • Ethics in Cyber Security & Cyber Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Ethics
  • Internet Fraud
  • Cybercrimes
  • Secure Software & Browser Security
  • Cookies & Browser Storage
  • Managing a Business Information Continuity Plan
  • Vulnerabilities & Controls
  • Information Risk Management
  • Risk Response Development & Control
  • Security Policy, Compliance, & Business Continuity
  • Cyber Incident Analysis & Response

Career Opportunities

According to the Techcentral.ie report ‘Cyber-attack surface facts, figures and stats for 2017 to 2022’ there are significant career prospects in this field – ‘the cyber security unemployment rate is 0%, and there will be 3.5 million unfilled cyber security positions by 2021.

This course is an ideal launch pad for someone considering a future role in this field, including

  • ICT Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Team Member/Lead
  • Advisory Consultant – Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Managers dealing with Cyber Security teams

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