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 practice. 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.
Duration & Delivery
For detailed information, visit http://cs.cit.ie/security
Students will take two Semesters of taught modules, typically 30 credits in each Semester, and will work on their project during the second Semester and during the months of May, June and July, and possibly some of August. The project will be assessed in early September.
- No. of weeks per semester: 13
- No. of timetable hours/week: 18
- Which days: Monday – Friday
For part-time delivery options please click the link below:
Part-time Delivery >>
Master of Science in Information Security (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
Single module certification is possible.
Full-time Mode of Study:
EU Students: €6,500 (full-time)
Non-EU Students: please click here for information
Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.