Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance (Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GA_KCYBC_L08)
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

School of Business

General Information
Contact

Peter Butler

Email

springboard@gmit.ie

Phone

085 805 3691 from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Address

Graduate Studies and Professional Development
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | Galway Campus | Dublin Rd. | Galway | Ireland

Important Dates
Application Deadline

02/10/2021

Start Date

04/10/2021

End Date

20/05/2022

About this Course

This award provides a pathway for professionals to upskill in the legal, technical and best practice concepts surrounding the implementation of cyber security risk and compliance within an organisation. 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. Risk and compliance are key components of cybersecurity as organisations implement the necessary governance to fulfill its obligation to legal and ethical laws. IT and data security are realised through ongoing robust security measures implemented at the network and operating system level. Just as important is the protection of an organisation's data and is a concern for administration and technical staff. As well as the theoretical components of cybersecurity governance, techniques, standards, frameworks, data law and ethics, successful applicants will work to develop a risk compliance program for a real or theoretical organisation.

Course is free for unemployed applicants and 600 Euros for employed applicants.

Objectives

Modules covered:

Research Method in IT
Data Protection - Law and Compliance
Cyber Security Architecture
Secure Information and Event Management
CyberSecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance
Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance Project

Entry Requirements

Level 8 major award or equivalent. 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.

Eligible applications will be ranked on the basis of academic merit. Priority will be given to unemployed applicants who meet the entry requirement. Recognised Prior Learning, for those not meeting the entry requirements, may be offered to those who hold a Level 7 degree plus 3 years working experience.

Long Description

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.

Timetable Info

To be advised

Delivery Notes

Blended. Attendance in GMIT Mayo (Castlebar) on a maximum of one Saturday each month is required.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Peter Butler

Address

Graduate Studies and Professional Development
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | Galway Campus | Dublin Rd. | Galway | Ireland

Phone

085 805 3691 from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Email

springboard@gmit.ie

Application Procedures

Applicants must upload the required documents to complete their application.