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Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc

Cranfield University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Shrivenham

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

This course is designed to develop professionals who can lead in a cyber environment, to effectively exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. The course focuses on understanding and articulating the executive-level responses to serious present and emerging threats in the information domain. Students will be government, corporate and critical information infrastructure staff who are one or more of the following: managers or leaders in a cyber environment who need to understand information risk and respond to cyber threats; procurement staff commissioning critical or sensitive projects; policy and planning staff interested in computer network and security operations; those charged with accreditation and assessment of security measures; those holding the positions of, or aspiring to be, Chief Information Officers (CIO) or Chief Information Security Officers (CISO).

This course will specifically focus on responses to serious, present and emerging threats in the information domain. The course enables the student to gain an organisational view of cyber, the domain, the drivers and constraints. Whilst a technical understanding is of value, the course is designed to ensure that the bigger, contextual, aspects of cyber is understood thereby enabling decision making in relation to cyber to be undertaken within an organisation. Your career: This qualification will take you on to become one of the next generation of managers who can understand and effectively manage and exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. Crucially, it will also enable graduates to communicate cyber issues to senior management or executive board level; The course is directly relevant to those wishing to improve their knowledge and skills as, or those aspiring to become, a CIO or CISO. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

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£ 31,000overall cost

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University information

Cranfield University

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    Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, England

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