Cybersecurity Standards & Risk

Servers and systems
  • Course Code: CYBR8001
  • Course Level: 8
  • Course Field: Software Security
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Qualification: Micro-credential
  • Start Date: January 2022
  • Course Location: Online
  • Course Credit: 5
  • Course Contact: Dr. Lubna Luxmi
  • Fees: €625

Cyber Security Standards & Risks

Students will learn about risk management processes with a particular focus on how to manage the risk related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of data. Laws, regulations, controls, compliance and violations as it pertains to personal information and data are also included.


Lecturer: Dr. Lubna Luxmi Dhirani

Security Locks

Important Information

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment a level 7 qualification in Computer Science or cognate discipline (e.g., Information Technology (IT), Business Information Technology (BIT), Business Information Systems (BIS), Information Technology Management (ITM)).

    There is not requirement for any technical expertise for this micro-credential.

  • Learning Outcomes

    LO1 Assess, manage and control the risk related associated to the use, processing, storage and transmission of data.
    LO2 Identify key risk metrics with the aim of being able to mitigate against a particular risk scenario.
    LO3 Appraise the laws, regulations, policies and ethics as they relate to cyber security and privacy.
    LO4 Evaluate key data security standards designed to protect personal information.
    LO5 Assess and test an organizations procedures in the event of data compromise, and operational and financial impact of the violation/compromise.

  • Prior Knowledge

    No prior knowledge needed

  • Time & Effort Required
    • 2 hours p/week lectures 
    • 1 hours p/week lab 
    • 4 hours p/week independent learning 
  • Timetable

    Tuesdays 6-8pm

Student Stories

“Security is paramount on financial systems, and it cannot be implemented as an afterthought, I wanted to reinforce my knowledge on Cyber Security, to continue to design robust systems capable of sustaining today’s sophisticated attacks.”

Sébastien Le Callonnec, Secure Systems Architecture Pathway

“Cyber Skills provides the building blocks needed to set you up for a career in Cyber Security. Online learning and the ability to re-watch a lecture has given me the freedom to work a full-time job and also fit in my extra-curricular activities.”

Colm McSweeney, Secure Network Operations Pathway