We can only see a short distance ahead but we can see plenty there that needs to be done - Alan Turing, the father of modern Computer Science
Eoin Carroll – Security Architect and Senior Security Manager, Intel Security
“While working as an Electronic Engineer for 10yrs, having been certified as a Cisco CCNA , and seeing the trend of Cyber Security jobs I decided to migrate and specialize in Security. In 2008-2009, there were a few Security Masters courses on offer in Ireland but after careful research I decided to register for the CIT MSc Networking and Security (the previous version of MSc in Information Security). This was definitely the best career move I have ever made in my 15 years’ experience. Even though 2009 was the first year this MSc was offered, the course was technically excellent, also covering the legal and management aspects of information security required for any IT Security related role. I have had discussions with many MSc Security holders from different Institutions and I can safely say the content and technical labs delivered as part of this CIT MSc are second to none.
This course is very practical and hands on with extremely challenging technical labs which enabled me to hit the ground running in my transition to a new career path in the field of Software Security. The diversity in the course gives the opportunity to enter many Security fields but also contains enough depth to give you the practical skills to be able to excel on entry to a Security role.
I successfully secured a Software Security role just prior to receiving my MSc from CIT in 2011, and during the past 5 years I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the world’s best Security Architects, Pentesters and Incident Responders. Also, during this time, I’ve attended many world class conferences and formal training sessions which has given me the opportunity to connect with world class security researchers outside of my employer.
What I value most from my time at CIT is not just the fact that it provided me with a vehicle for success but also the fact I stay in touch with the Computer Science department to help tp provide industry feedback which helps to keep the MSc course content relevant. The CIT Department of Computer Science is very active in keeping in touch with the Industry leading Corporations and I believe this a big factor in producing high quality graduates with the practical skills needed to fill Cyber hub pipeline which has evolved in Cork.”
Mustak Mardan – Software Engineer, Intel Security
"Pursuing the MSc in Networking and Security (previous version of MSc in Information Security) from CIT was a very good decision for me. Even after years of product development experience in the security industry, this course offered a different perspective of security. It was key to enhancing my security software development experience. The programme content provided information about emerging trends and challenges in security industry. Learning was easy with well qualified lecturers, who were always ready to help. As a part-time student and working professional, this course was sometimes a little challenging but it was definitely worth the effort."