Master Diploma in Cyber Security and Defense
Cyber Security – The Need of the Hour
The Cyberspace Infrastructure is the main support of our physical world in today’s date. It helps in enabling new business models, enhancing communications, making our personal lives more convenient, and contributing to our national defense. The con factor of this increased reliance, makes us vulnerable to threats to our cyberspace infrastructure. Some incidents which affect our lives in various ways ranging from inconvenient to life-threatening are network outages, data compromised by hackers, propagating viruses to name just a few. The Master Diploma in Cyber Security and Defense helps practitioners with the framework and knowledge to protect their organization’s cyber assets. The prime focus of this program stresses on the prevention, detection, countering, and recovery from cyber incidents. Under this Diploma Program, the students get to learn about technical tools and organizational practices such as training, disaster recovery, evidence collection, and access control and business continuity planning. It is designed for those midcareer professionals who want to help meet the challenges posed by increasing cyber-threats. This Diploma is designed to provide students with a broad analytical framework for evaluating and solving cybersecurity problems, using a multidisciplinary approach.
The design of this program will help to equip professionals who can effectively manage and exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. The main focus of the course lies on responses to serious present and emerging threats in the information domain. This requires sound technical understanding overlaid with an appreciation of the drivers and constraints within the business, and the knowledge to ensure the gap between the two can be bridged by the use of management tools, techniques and strategies.
This course is best suitable for managers who need to understand information risk and respond to cyber threats, technicians who wish to understand the operational and business context, procurement staff commissioning critical or sensitive projects, policy and planning staff interested in computer network and security operations, personnel interested in social media and associated concepts such as cyber mobilization and those charged with accreditation and assessment of security measures.
The prime career opportunity this Diploma offers is that it takes you on to become one of the next generation of managers who can understand and effectively manage and exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. The course will evaluate the management and technical considerations relating to critical networks and control systems focusing on interdependence and resilience.
On the successful completion of this course, our students will be able to critically evaluate theories of criticality and interdependence in the context of security planning, appraise the current state of best practice in network and security operations management in the security context, assess the factors that facilitate or prevent effective risk management of interdependent systems in the context of critical national infrastructure and supply chain. The primary skills learnt here will define protocols for information sharing and exchange, account for interdependencies when acquiring and providing services in the context of contracts and through-life processes, critically assess approaches to visualisation and representation of interdependence in an organisational context and scope resilience and crisis management strategy and plans.
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