Master of Science in Cybersecurity Operations
The objective of the Masters in Cybersecurity Operations is to educate IT practitioners in responding to cyber-attack incidents. It examines the tools to identify threat actors. Models and frameworks are followed to manage the response. Data analytics can use tools such as machine learning to identify anomalies in organisational IT traffic.
Cybersecurity Operations involves implementing secure architecture to defend against vulnerable systems. It can be considered the stage when risk and compliance has failed.
This Masters provides a pathway for IT professionals to upskill in the area of cybersecurity operations. Developed in partnership with HPE, a learner can pursue a major L9 award through 4 x 10 credit taught modules and completing a 50-credit thesis
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Why Study this course?
Organisations implement security measures to mitigate against data loss. Risk and compliance controls implemented within an organisation often fail to protect the organisation. In such an event, cybersecurity operations attempt to respond to the incident and defend the compromised vulnerability.
As well as the theoretical component of malicious compromises and vulnerable attack vectors, successful applicants will work on practical solutions to ensure secure IT infrastructure. Data analytics are a key component of providing secure operations and successful applicants will also use relevant programming platforms to visualise threat data, aiding incident response.
This programme is developed in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) in Galway. The HPE Cyber Defense Center (CDC) offers world-class capabilities in operations, engineering, intelligence, and cybersecurity incident management.