Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust (CARLOW)

Institute of Technology, Carlow (CW_KCPPT_M)
Key Programme Details
Award

Major

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

90

General Information
Contact

Geraldine Cawley

Email

springboard@itcarlow.ie

Phone

059 9175288

Address

Faculty of Lifelong Learning
Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow
R93 V960

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/11/2021

Start Date

17/01/2022

End Date

17/12/2022

About this Course

The global economy is now dependent on computer software. The information stored in many of these applications can be highly sensitive and therefore issues around security, privacy and trustworthiness are of the utmost importance. Unfortunately terms such as phishing, piracy, the dark web, online scams and cyber fraud have become familiar to both the general public and businesses alike. The decreasing level of the general publics overall trust in the Internet is notable. According to the 2020 Eurobar report on European Attitudes to Cyber Security, 76% of people believe the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime is increasing. 68% are concerned that online personal information is not being kept secure by websites. 61% believe that online personal information is not being kept secure by public authorities. Between 2018 and 2020 there has been an 11% drop in people who think that they can protect themselves from Cybercrime from 63% to 52%. The programme has been developed looking at the needs of industry, a focus of the programme will be on areas where skills gaps exist in cyber security within Ireland such as cloud security, incident handling and regulatory compliance. Other areas of key focus of the programme include penetration testing of both software applications and networks while also developing core managerial capabilities that are required of information security managers. An industry aligned project will be a main deliverable of the programme. The programme will introduce students to innovative ways in which security and trust can be established. E.g. Blockchain is a technology focused on decentralisation, trust and privacy and these are also a focus of cyber security. Instead of having to secure a single, centralised system, such as a data centre, the goal is to secure many decentralised nodes, in independent locations.

Entry Requirements

• A second-class honours level 8 primary degree in Computer Science or cognate discipline that contains significant computing elements (e.g. programming, networking, operating systems).
Or
• Applicants who do not meet the above standard entry requirements will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree (at Level 7 or higher) and a minimum of 3 years verifiable relevant industrial experience. Shortlisted applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements will be invited for interview.
Or
· EU and International graduates whose qualifications which are in line with the Bologna agreement or the international NARIC system for Level 8 comparison.
· International learners must have an English Language score of 6.0 IELTS or an equivalent score in a recognised English language test.

Long Description

The global economy is now dependent on computer software. The information stored in many of these applications can be highly sensitive and therefore issues around security, privacy and trustworthiness are of the utmost importance. Unfortunately terms such as phishing, piracy, the dark web, online scams and cyber fraud have become familiar to both the general public and businesses alike. The decreasing level of the general publics overall trust in the Internet is notable. According to the 2020 Eurobar report on European Attitudes to Cyber Security, 76% of people believe the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime is increasing. 68% are concerned that online personal information is not being kept secure by websites. 61% believe that online personal information is not being kept secure by public authorities. Between 2018 and 2020 there has been an 11% drop in people who think that they can protect themselves from Cybercrime from 63% to 52%. The programme has been developed looking at the needs of industry, a focus of the programme will be on areas where skills gaps exist in cyber security within Ireland such as cloud security, incident handling and regulatory compliance. Other areas of key focus of the programme include penetration testing of both software applications and networks while also developing core managerial capabilities that are required of information security managers. An industry aligned project will be a main deliverable of the programme. The programme will introduce students to innovative ways in which security and trust can be established. E.g. Blockchain is a technology focused on decentralisation, trust and privacy and these are also a focus of cyber security. Instead of having to secure a single, centralised system, such as a data centre, the goal is to secure many decentralised nodes, in independent locations.

Timetable Info

Classes for this course take place ONLINE during the DAYTIME on a part-time basis.
Timetable to be confirmed

Delivery Location

Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow
R93 V960

Delivery Notes

Classes for this course take place ONLINE during the DAYTIME on a part-time basis.

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To complete your application process YOU MUST email Springboard@itcarlow.ie with the following
(1) A scanned copy of your EU Passport, or a scanned copy of your non-EU Passport with a copy of your Stamp 4 visa. You are not required to provide a copy of your Public Services Card to verify ID.
(2) A copy of your Curriculum Vitae.
(3) A copy of your Level 7 Degree/ Major Award or highest other qualification. Translated if not in English
(4) A scanned copy of a recent payslip if employed showing your PPSN, or a scanned copy of a recent payment slip if in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance/ benefit, or a copy of a recent Bank Statement showing receipt of a different, eligible, Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection, or a letter from your Accountant confirming that are Self-employed, or an Affidavit signed by you and the appropriate third-party confirming that you are a Homemaker.

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