Security Assurance

Keypad Cyber
  • Course Code: CYBR9002
  • Course Level: 9
  • Course Field: All
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Qualification: Micro-credential
  • Start Date: January 2022
  • Course Location: Online
  • Course Credit:
  • Course Contact: Dr. Anila Mjeda (MTU)
  • Fees: €625
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Security Assurance

IT systems inherently have security vulnerabilities both within the individual software applications or at various integration points throughout the system. In this module students will learn how to locate and identify system vulnerabilities along with methods to identify potential vulnerabilities in a system design. The student will also learn methods to validate a system's security meets the organizations security needs.

Lecturer: Dr. Anila Mjeda

Cloud Security

Important Information

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment aLevel 8

  • Learning Outcomes

    LO1 Critically evaluate the steps involved in defining a process to elicit and document organizational security requirements for a system design. 

    LO2 Use threat modelling techniques to assess a system architecture identifying exploitable vulnerabilities in the design. 

    LO3 Using appropriate tools perform a software security analysis, testing the security of a software system against an organizations requirement. 

    LO4 Appraise current and emerging offensive security techniques. 

    LO5 To present and prioritise security findings to potential stakeholders. 

  • 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

    Tuesdays 6pm-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