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Information Security

Overview - part-time ONLINE Programme

Two separate deliveries of this programme are offered; full-time on-campus by day and part-time online by night. This page gives details of the part-time online programme.

The MSc in Information Security programme has a strong applied emphasis which is supported by in-depth theoretical knowledge. The programme was developed with significant input from industry’s leading Information Security experts. Designed to address the widening practical and theoretical skills shortage in Information Security the programme delivers content that follows best practice in industry. The continuing trend of skills shortage in this area is predicted to increase the global demand for Information Security graduates.

Information security 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, Information Security is becoming a function of increasing importance for the continued operation of organisations.

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 organisations.

This programme has a strong applied, hands-on emphasis, and was developed in consultation with many industry experts. It aims to fill the ever increasing skills gap in this area and delivers material that follows the most current practice. Click this link or the image over to download the programme flyer which contains links to the complete list of modules.

Ireland's Cybersecurity Capital

Cork is the Information Security capital of Ireland with major companies choosing to locate in the region. Sometimes referred to as cybersecurity, information security 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. Companies with an Information Security presence in Cork are listed in the table below, please click on each logo for company details.

 

IBM FireEye McKesson Forcepoint
Solarwinds Trend Micro Keeper Security esentire
Johnson Controls SmartTech United Technologies Research Centre Sophos
Malwarebytes Qualcomm TransUnion McAfee
vmWare Sonicwall Alien Vault Cylance
NUIX GetVisibility RSA
       

100% Information Security, no apologies

MSc in Information Security Programme Schedule

This programme has a strong applied, hands-on emphasis, and was developed in consultation with many industry experts. It aims to fill the ever increasing skills gap in this area and delivers material that follows the most current practice. Please click here or the programme schedule button for full module details.

Modules in this programme include Applied Cryptography, Digital and Network Forensics, Penetration Testing, Analytics, Network Security, Malware Investigations, Cloud Security, Information Security Law, Malware Reverse Engineering, Embedded Security, Software Security,Threat Intelligence, Offensive Security. Hands-on labs are provided through CIT’s private cloud giving students 24/7 access to state-of-the-art Information Security labs.

Upon successful completion of the MSc in Information Security programme, the graduate will both understand and have the capacity to deploy many of the most advanced methods and systems to protect information at rest, in transit, and at work.

Entry will require a minimum of a Level 8 Honours Degree in Computer Science or a cognate discipline. The MSc in Information Security is a 90 credit programme, consisting of 60 credits of taught modules and a 30 credit project. It is expected that students will complete this programme in 12 months on a full-time basis.

ONLINE PROGRA​MME

The online programme is the same as the full-time programme. The only difference is that it is delivered online and this flexibility is attractive to people in work who want to upskill but cannot attend a full-time programme. All classes are delivered over the Internet and all practical work is completed using CIT’s cloud infrastructure. Lectures are delivered using Adobe Connect and labs are available 24/7 using CIT’s world-class private cloud environment. Our current online students are based in Ireland, the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South America and the USA.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Department of Computer Science at CIT is one of the largest Computer Science departments in Ireland. We offer a range of modern undergraduate programmes and a host of opportunities at master’s degree and at PhD level. Our industry engaged programmes match the needs of our economy and have an excellent reputation for producing the most employable computer science graduates in the region. These highly skilled graduates are in huge demand and contribute significantly to the development of the region. As technology plays a greater role in our society the growth in the demand for these graduates will continue year after year.

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Enquiries

Vincent Ryan
Department of Computer Science

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Please click the "Apply Now" button to make an online application for this programme. The CIT online application system will open in a new window and this will allow you to enter details of your application for this programme. Fields marked with a red asterisk are required fields and need to be completed. You can use the supporting documentation section to add scanned copies of transcripts, your CV, or any other relevant documentation. Please study the entry requirements for this programme and ensure that you've supplied all information that's relevant to your application.

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