This course is delivered by IBAT College Dublin an academic partner of GISMA Business School. IBAT and GISMA are both members of Global University Systems (GUS), which is an international network of higher-education institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications.

Learn how to protect a business’s data with the Diploma in Cyber Security at IBAT College Dublin. Throughout the programme, you will develop your knowledge of how to defend a business’s assets by learning about the lifecycle of a cyberattack. You will familiarise yourself with the basic principles and best practices for securing a business as well as the laws that regulate the internet.

Why choose this programme?

This programme can act as a launchpad for students thinking about one of the following roles:

  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security team member/lead
  • Advisory consultant – cyber security
  • ICT cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security engineer

Objectives of the programme

By the time you have completed this programme, you will have an excellent understanding of cyber security issues allowing you to make good decisions for an organisation. Using your wealth of knowledge and practical skills, you will be able to undertake a range of different roles at both small and large companies.

Who is the course suitable for?

Designed for those interested in gaining a broad understanding of cyber security, this diploma is useful from people of all backgrounds. You do not need to have an engineering or computing background to benefit from this course as the curriculum will provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in a range of cyber security issues.


IBAT College Dublin is committed to providing a range of programmes in the areas of business, IT, sports, tourism and the English language to both domestic and international students. With a broad range of industry connections, a state-of-the-art campus and faculty who come from a range of different backgrounds, students thrive at the college which is why we have achieved a student satisfaction rate of 98% in recent years. By the time they graduate, our students feel they have gained the knowledge and soft skills needed to start their careers in some of the most in-demand industries.

Why study with IBAT?

  • Industry-relevant programmes: We recognise where the skills shortages are and provide programmes that will fill these gaps. We are also connected with private institutions, NGOs and many SMEs across Ireland, helping students to gain experience of a real-life business setting.
  • Global connections: IBAT College Dublin became part of the Global University Systems group in 2016 allowing it to broaden its portfolio and offer programmes to a wider network of students. We also collaborate with a range of GUS partners.
  • Small class sizes: We believe that students learn best in a personal and interactive environment which is why we keep our class sizes small.
  • Industry experts: We employ faculty with experience of working in the industries they teach in. Due to this, students get an understanding of what it is actually like to work in their area of interest.
  • Student experience: Our students have access to a range of services. We also aim to mentor and support them throughout their education journey.

During the programme you will learn the fundamentals of securing both clean and corrupted systems, protecting personal data, securing simple computer networks, and safe Internet usage.

You will obtain an understanding of key terms and concepts in cyber law, intellectual property and cyber crimes, trademarks and domain theft. The course will also incorporate approaches for incident analysis and response. You will be introduced to the principles of web security and learn approaches for risk management and best practices in relation to cyber and digital security.

Modules

  • Introduction to Information Security Fundamentals & Best Practices
  • Protecting Your Computer & its Contents
  • Securing Computer Networks – Basic of Computer Networking Theory
  • Secure Communications & Information Security Best Practices
  • Privacy Guidelines & Safe Internet Usage
  • Ethics in Cyber Security & Cyber Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Ethics
  • Internet Fraud
  • Cybercrimes
  • Secure Software & Browser Security
  • Cookies & Browser Storage
  • Managing a Business Information Continuity Plan
  • Vulnerabilities & Controls
  • Information Risk Management
  • Risk Response Development & Control
  • Security Policy, Compliance, & Business Continuity
  • Cyber Incident Analysis & Response

This course has been developed for those with little or no prior cyber and digital security experience, but a desire to understand appropriate approaches for risk management and best practices in relation to cyber and digital security.

An engineering or computing background is not required to benefit from this course.

  • Part-time
  • Online
  • 11 weeks
  • Continuous
  • € 875 per course

Course awarded by IBAT College Dublin


IBAT College Dublin is committed to providing a range of programmes in the areas of business, IT, sports, tourism and the English language to both domestic and international students. With a broad range of industry connections, a state-of-the-art campus and faculty who come from a range of different backgrounds, students thrive at the college which is why we have achieved a student satisfaction rate of 98% in recent years.

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