Certificate in Cyber Security and Data Incident Management

Next start
3 October 2018
Apply by
21 September 2018
Duration and dates for classroom sessions

Four days over four months
3 October 2018;
24 October 2018;
21 November 2018;
12 December 2018
 Assessment Online exam 
Classroom and distance learning
Distance fee:

€1,295 (Members)
€1,475 (Non members)

 Classroom fee: €1,595 (Members)
€1775 (Non members)
Training tickets:

Not accepted

About cyber security

Cyber security is the technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, and data from attack and includes both cyber security and physical security. 

Cybercrime is estimated to be costing businesses and governments across the EU €35 billion per annum. The phrases ‘phishing’ and ‘ransomware’ have now entered our vocabularies as cybercrime has moved from being an ‘IT issue’ to one that concerns the whole business. Governments, financial institutions and SMEs have all been victim to attack and according to the FBI, there was an average of 4,000 ransomware attacks in the US alone in 2016. Tackling cybercrime is problematic due to its quickly and constantly evolving nature and according to a Harvard Business Review three factors make it a particularly difficult problem to counter:

  • It’s not just a technical problem;
  • The rules of cyberspace are different from the physical world’s;
  • Cyber security law, policy, and practice are not yet fully developed.

For these reasons successful cyber security strategies must recognise and draw on aspects of economics, human psychology, and other disciplines and this course reflects this reality. 

Certificate in Cyber Security: who is it for? 

The nature and changing risk profile of the cyber threat, from economic espionage to disruption of production, demands a cross-sector based risk approach from businesses and governments around the world.

The course is designed for business professionals who have an interest in expanding their cyber security knowledge and / or have responsibility for one of the following functions within their organization: IT, security, legal, compliance and risk management. It is also relevant to those considering a career in the cyber security profession who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline.

Content overview

The course gives you a detailed understanding of the key concepts, trends and threats in cybersecurity today and the concepts of identify, protect, detect, respond and recover. Content includes:

  • Introduction to cyber crime;
  • Cyber risk management;
  • Cyber security responses;
  • Introduction to forensic IT;
  • Introduction to cyber incident response and analysis;
  • Introduction to data protection law;
  • The principles of data protection;
  • Privacy and data protection policies;
  • Data protection and cyber security;
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The programme draws on a wide range of examples, practice and theory and as such is internationally applicable.

 See here for full module breakdown.

Why should YOU study this programme?

In an increasingly digital world, cyber attacks are an everyday occurrence. Ensuring that the information held on your IT systems is secure is vitally important. Its confidentiality, integrity and availability may be critical for the continued success of your business.

The programme will provide you with a strong foundation in cyber security as well as the knowledge and confidence required to make informed decisions, mitigate cyber risk, facilitate a cyber investigation and also give you and your organisation a detailed understanding of their obligations and responsibilities under data protection laws.

On completing this course, you will be better positioned in the organisation to effectively govern, manage and comply with cyber resilience.