Credit card fraud at banks. The Sony Entertainment Pictures hacking saga. Heartbleed bug affecting government websites. These major cyber security breaches that made headlines are just a few examples of the alarming rise in Internet crimes.
Join the fight against cyber threats with our new Diploma in Information Security & Forensics (ISF) where you will be trained to be an IT security professional - a profession that is in demand now.
You will build a strong foundation in the basics of IT and security in your first year with modules such as Fundamentals of Programming, Networking Fundamentals, Networking Infrastructure, Databases, Cryptography, Vulnerabilities 101 and OS Fundamentals.
In your second year, you will develop skills in the areas of network security, software security and digital forensics. You will learn to set up secure computer networks, develop secure software applications and investigate cyber crimes.
You will also learn how to secure codes and processes that go into developing applications, so that they are protected from external threats right fron the start. This is called the Security Development Lifecycle, and is a highly valued skill in the industry.
In your final year, you will put your skills into practice by performing penetration tests on software, systems and networks, conducting in-depth forensic investigations on digital devices and networks, and analysing malicious software or malware. You will get to do all these as well as work on information security projects at our cutting-edge ISF lab.
What's more, you will attend masterclasses by Information Security professionals, and hone your skills in the real world with internships at the Ministry of Home Affairs and leading IT security organisations, such as Palo Alto Networks, SecureAge, Microsoft, NCS, CrimsonLogic and e-Cop.
You could also attain the highly sought-after CompTIA Security+ professional certification.