Secure Systems Architecture

Software Colour Development
  • Course Code: CYBR9006
  • Course Level: 9
  • Course Field: Software Security
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Qualification: Micro-credential
  • Start Date: January 2022
  • Course Location: Online
  • Course Credit: 5
  • Course Contact: Dr. Hazel Murray (MTU)
  • Fees: EU €667/ Non-EU 900
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Systems Architecture

In this module the student will learn the key concepts and techniques employed in designing secure system architectures. The module will cover key technologies to be aware of, whilst imparting the learner with the ability to keep informed on emerging technologies.

Lecturer: Anderson Carvalho

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Important Information

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment a Level 8 qualification and 3 years work experience. 

  • Learning Outcomes

    LO1 Evaluate the applicability and use of Cybersecurity Architecture Frameworks to support and implement secure systems in an organisation. 

    LO2 Evaluate factors driving the need for network security and assess how network security techniques are implemented as preventive measures to provide robustness to example points of vulnerability and attacks. 

    LO3 Appraise and apply cybersecurity controls and techniques in the design of organisation's system architecture to meet confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) requirements. 

    LO4 Critically assess the security of a cloud based virtualized architecture with the aim of protecting data, application and services in a cloud computing architecture. 

    LO5 Apply cybersecurity controls to achieve defence in depth (DiD) to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data within a system. 

  • Prior Knowledge

    No prior knowledge needed

  • Time & Effort Required
    • 2 hours p/week lectures 

    • 2 hours p/week lab

    • 3 hours p/week independent learning 

  • Timetable

    Wednesdays 6-8pm

Student Stories

“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

“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