Cyber Security Courses | Diploma in Cyber and Digital Security Course part-time evening | IBAT College Dublin, Ireland

Diploma in Cyber and Digital Security

Duration:
11 weeks Part-time, one evening per week
Start Date:
18th February 2019
Days:
Monday
Accredited By:
IBAT
Reference Code:
CIBDCDS1P
Price:
€1,250

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.

According to a survey of Irish businesses by Magnet Networks (published in November 2017) a massive 48% of all businesses in Ireland still have no cyber security policy in place and 171,000 businesses in (Ireland) could be vulnerable to crippling ransomeware attacks. On a more global scale, techcentral.ie, in its report ‘Cyber attack surface facts, figures and stats for 2017 to 2022’, indicates that the growth of cyber security, due to the impact of cyber crime, is phenomenal:

  • Cyber crime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021.
  • Global spending on cybersecurity will exceed $1 trillion cumulatively from 2017 to 2021.

"Evolving IT security threats and the corresponding need for greater data protection is feeding demand for IT security roles with increased demand for dedicated cyber-security functions."

According to Brian MooneyIrish Times, 07 March 2017)

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

Why IBAT College?

Career Potential
Maximise your career potential as you remain working while obtaining a professionally relevant, career enhancing, qualification at the same time.

Excellent Lecturing Staff
Learn from friendly and highly qualified academic staff, with industry experience, in small class-sizes, and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields.

Student Experience
Being part of a culturally diverse student nationality mix at IBAT College Dublin, with learners from over 30 different countries, gives you the opportunity to learn culturally different working methods first-hand, and the fundamentals to succeed in a globally connected network once you graduate.

City Centre Location
With our campus located in Dublin city centre, in Temple Bar, you are close to all major transport hubs making it easy to attend classes in between work and home.

Programme Material
Printed course notes are supplied for the first lecture. All subsequent notes are then available to download/view/print through the student virtual learning (Moodle) platform.

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 cybersecurity unemployment rate is 0%, and there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021’.

Therefore this programme is an ideal launch pad for someone considering a possible future role in this field, such as

Lecturer Profile

Liam O'Connor
Liam O'Connor/ Lecturer in Cyber and Digital Security /
Liam is an experienced risk manager with a demonstrated history of 20 years working in the IT and cyber security industry. He has worked across the globe from the UK, Central Africa and Canada on cyber security projects. He is currently working within one of the big 4 company's in cyber security. Liam is a skilled cyber security strategist and has worked on many projects across both the public and private sectors. Projects included Data Protection (GDPR, ePrivacy), Computer Forensics, eDiscovery, Identity Access Management and Pentesting to name a few. He has an incredible passion for all things cyber, a must have in an ever changing digital landscape. Education: MSc - Master in Applied Cyber Security (Ongoing Thesis – “The Right To Privacy In A Digital World”) BSc – Digital Forensics and Cyber Security CEH - Certified Ethical Hack

Entry Requirements

This course has been developed for those with little or no prior cyber and digital security experience, but a desire to understand appropriate approaches for risk management and best practices in relation to cyber and digital security.

An engineering or computing background is not required to benefit from this course.

How to Apply

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You can contact or apply to us directly using the the "Contact Us" or "Apply Online" options below, this will reserve your place and also give us the key details to start your application, a member of our admissions team will then contact you with further details, or alternatively you can simply "Ask us a Question" using the form below.

You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

  • Calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055 
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We also have flexible payment plans, please contact us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

We look forward to meeting you.

Testimonials

Real great short course in cyber security . the teacher is very good both in knowledge of subject and his presentation style of lectures are friendly and practical . the course comes alive when the assignment was giving out which is reflection based on material learned. by doing the assignment I learned so much. It felt like a mini masters thesis in some ways but at diploma level. really happy with course as the structure is based on learning from other students input . If you willing to work hard and put the time into the assignment and course you will gain so much from this short course.
Dwatne Timmons Diploma in Cyber and Digital Security Graduate
A great course that everybody interested in the Internet technologies, safety and security should follow. The content is indeed large but you will have the opportunity to get inside and out a broader knowledge of what is cyber security, the infinite prospects it opens in particular career wise. This is a great introduction and beyond, a great asset for your future evolution. It gives you the key to open so many others. The teacher is fantastic, you can ask any questions and you will get so much more
Nicolas Bienvenu Diploma in Cyber and Digital Security Graduate

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