Postgraduate MSc

Cyber Security

Develop a deep understanding of cyber security to help prevent the risk of cyber-attacks, enhancing your career potential in industry.

Cyber Security

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Distance Learning
  • Attendance


    Part-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Use your background in IT to develop your ability to implement cyber security mechanisms into any business or organisation. 

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Develop in-demand practical skills in cyber security 
  • Study key topics you’ll need working in industry such as authentication, access control, malware, vulnerabilities, secure coding, sandboxing, virtualisation, vulnerability assessment, Unix security, and ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques
  • Learn through short recorded lectures, lab and support documents with clear guidance, illustrative screen shots, and audio recordings
     

You’ll learn via oVirt, an online virtualised computer suite. This utilises a novel system, “Hacktivity”, developed in house, which automatically generates unique virtual machines for each student providing individualised security/hacking challenges and environments to each student. You’ll work through security labs with automated chatbots (our Hackerbot system) that present hacking and defensive challenges. Hackerbots will carry out real security attacks on the network against your VMs for defensive and investigation tasks. Completing tasks will reward you with “flags” for capture the flag (CTF) based assessments and hacking competitions.

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