Higher Diploma in Science in Cybersecurity Risk & ComplianceA 60 credit higher diploma designed for professionals to upskill in the legal, technical and best practice concepts surrounding the implementation of cyber security risk and compliance within an organisation
NFQ Level: 8
Programme Duration: One year
Mode of Study: Blended Learning
Application Route: Apply through www.springboardcourses.ie
Entry Requirements: level 8 major award or equivalent in a non-cognate area. The applicant must have a working knowledge of Information Technology as evidenced by a level 8 standard or equivalent non-cognate area or relevant work experience.
Free to unemployed applicants. €600 for employed applicants.
For ful eligibility criteria see www.springboardcourses.ie/eligibility
The higher diploma has been developed in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) Cyber Defense Center.
The modules, content and delivery have been created in collaboration with HPE to ensure that the required skillset is available to all organisations to implement cybersecurity risk and compliance.
This major award aims to educate IT practitioners in risks associated with protecting an organisation against cyber-attacks.
NOTE: This course is now closed for applications.
If approved under Springboard+ 2021, it will open for applications on www.springboardcourses.ie in May/ June 2021.
The next start date (if approved) would be September 2021
Eligibility criteria for Springboard courses can be viewed here (PDF)
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- Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance Project - download module details here (PDF)
On successful completion of this programme the learner will/should be able to:
1. Have an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of advanced concepts pertaining to the risks associated with cyber threats, the architecture to mitigate against these threats and software to monitor organisational data events that can indicate cyber breaches.
2. Have comprehensive, contextual knowledge and understanding of the frameworks and models associated with cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance and the legal requirements pertaining to organisational data protection.
3. Explain data protection, law and compliance pertaining to current legislation and associated risks governing cybersecurity within an organisation.
4. Describe current, leading edge secure architecture, SIEM software and platforms to develop solutions based on current academic and industrial research.
5. Design complex cybersecurity systems and SIEM programmes based on current SOTA concepts
6. Deploy appropriate theory, practices and tools for governance risk & compliance whilst adhering to data protection legislation
7. Conduct research in topics in cybersecurity risk & compliance under close supervision and guidance.
8. Exercise judgement to identify and select appropriate strategies to implement cybersecurity risk & compliance within an organisation, ensuring compliance with current data legislation
9. Evaluate architectural solutions in terms of cybersecurity resilience and general quality attributions in terms of SIEM systems
10. Select and implement measures to address identified risks associated with organisational data and to adopt appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices to ensure compliance
11. Apply best practice to develop an appropriate risk & compliance programme for an organisation.
12. Act effectively and choose an appropriate response to apply creative and diagnostic skills when analysing SIEM solutions and the impact of new technologies to secure an organisations infrastructure
13. Work in both an international and organisational context when examining associated data legislation to ensure appropriate governance risk & compliance
14. Interact effectively with all staff (end users, IT security, R&C, legal and management groups) at all levels of an organisation to ensure secure infrastructure, incident response and compliance
15. Work effectively as an autonomous individual, under guidance with qualified practitioners, whilst developing a risk & compliance programme
16. Identify limitations of own knowledge in the context of mutable data legislation, evolving malware and new and emerging architectures and software solutions. 17. Select and apply appropriate research skills to appraise software platforms and technology, models and frameworks to create a risk & compliance programme.
18. Identify and appropriately address ethical issues associated with current data legislation, secure systems and organisational data events
19. Identify and appropriately address ethical issues associated with implementing risk & compliance programmes.
On successful completion learners may progress onto the level 9 Masters in Cybersecurity Operations in GMIT or similar course offerings.
Apply on www.springboardcourses.ie
School: School of Business
Department: Department of Business, Humanities and Technology
Head of Department Michael GIll
Programme Chair: Dr Seamus Dowling firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact person for admissions
Graduate Studies & Professional Development
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
085 805 3691 from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2021-2027