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Cybersecurity

This programme is available part-time online and full-time on campus. In online mode, all classes are delivered over the Internet and all practical work is completed using CIT's cloud infrastructure.

Overview
Cybersecurity can be defined as the protection of information and information systems from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Today, Cybersecurity is becoming a function of increasing importance for the continued operation of commercial entities. The increasing level of interconnectedness of information networks and the reliance of business models on this interconnectedness has resulted in a network (currently the Internet) that has over a yottabyte of information stored, much of which is unsecured. This continuing trend is predicted to strongly increase the importance of Information Security within most multinational entities.

This programme aims to fill the ever increasing skills gap in this area and delivers material that follows the most current practise. Upon successful completion of this programme the student will both understand and deploy the most advanced methods to protect information at rest, in transit, and at work.

Award
Master of Science in Cybersecurity (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications). (Single module certification is possible).

Please note: Students who have successfully completed the 60 credit taught element of the MSc programme and who do not wish to complete the Master's 30 ECTS research project may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Entry to the MSc in Cybersecurity will require a minimum of a Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing or in a cognate discipline. Applicants who do not hold a Level 8 degree but have significant industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Duration

Duration & Online Delivery
24 months (4 semesters) is the minimum duration. The MSc in Cybersecurity part-time offering is taught fully online and is designed specifically for computing professionals working in the IT industry. The modules are assessed by online continuous assessment. The programme is hands-on in nature and provides the learner with detailed working knowledge of the tools used in the field of Cybersecurity. Online lectures are delivered to students 2 evenings per week. Lectures are streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback for learners.

The full-time offering is taught on campus over one academic year and some elective modules may be taken online.

Further enquiries

Vincent Ryan
E: vincent.ryan@cit.ie
T: 021 433 5112
W: http://cs.cit.ie/security-online

Subjects taught

Incident Response and Digital Forensics
Security Management and Law
Applied Cryptography
Web Application and Network Penetration Testing
Networking Security & Forensics
Scripting for System Automation
Information Security Research Project

Elective:
Cloud Security
Data Analytics
Malware Investigations
Malware Reverse Engineering
Threat Intelligence
Software Security
Free Choice Module

Comment

Admissions/Registrations
T: 021 433 5040 E: admissions@cit.ie

Opening hours
First Three Weeks of Semester 1:
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 7.00pm
Friday
9.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

During term:
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 4.00pm
Friday
9.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Outside of term:
Monday – Friday
9.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Examinations
www.mycit.ie/examinations

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
8.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Friday
8.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Accounts/Course Fees
T: 021 433 5440 E: fees@cit.ie

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 4.00pm
Friday
9.30am – 1.00pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Reception
CIT Bishopstown T: 021 432 6100
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design T: 021 433 5200
CIT Cork School of Music T: 021 480 7300
National Maritime College of Ireland T: 021 433 5600

Application date

Application Closing Date: 16th September 2019.

Course fee

€9,000. This is typically paid in 4 instalments: €2,000 X 3 and a final instalment of €3,000.

Enrolment and start dates

Information Evening
Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

The Information Evening for the academic year beginning September 2019 will take place from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

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Humanities: Cookery, Hospitality Management, Bar Operations, Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Play Therapy.

Media: TV Production, PR with New Media, E-learning Design and Development, and Digital Media Design and Development.

Wednesday 4th September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, Brewing & Distilling, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, and Automation & Control Systems.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

Course & Module Information, and to apply online, visit
www.cit.ie/course/CRKINSE9

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