Specialised Master Programme
Mr. Harjinder Lallie
Principal Teaching Fellow,
WMG, University of Warwick
Institutuion: SIM Global Education
Programme: Master of Science in Cyber Security and Management
Awarded by: University of Warwick, UK
What is this programme about?
The Master of Science (MSc) in Cyber Security and Management aims to develop strategic thinkers who understand the cyber threat to an organisation and its resources, and are able to build and support secure systems that support the strategic growth of a business. It gives focus to the strategic development and implementation of cyber security within an organisation. In this programme, participants get the opportunity to learn:
• All aspects of Cyber Security including network security, computer security and information security
• The most important technical concepts of security – such as encryption, intrusion detection, penetration testing, access control, digital forensics and investigation, risk management, security governance and network security
The programme curriculum combines academic excellence with industrial experience. Developed, fully taught and awarded by the University of Warwick, it is delivered by practitioners with global experience and inputs. Industry research and development are fed into teaching, with application-based assignments and projects to address participants’ needs. Employers will benefit as participants (their employees) are given on the job (in-company) assignments and projects, allowing them to approach business issue as they would with an external consultant. Participants can readily apply concepts and tools at their workplace.
Who should take the programme?
The programme is designed for those wishing to develop a career as a cyber security professional, or take a leading role in an organisation critically dependant upon data and information communication technology. It is targeted at suitably qualified applicants working or intending to work in the IT security industry. Qualifications in business, engineering, IT or a scientific discipline may be considered.
Talk about an interesting module.
Digital forensics enables participants to understand the process of investigation – either criminal investigation or commercial investigation. This module explains the process from the point that intelligence is gathered, through to the successful prosecution or conclusion of an investigation. During the module you will use tools to perform hands on investigations.
How can the postgraduate degree help participants in their career?
Participants will appreciate the recognition and practicality of the programme. The WMG Cyber Security Centre (CSC) team at the University of Warwick has recognised expertise in cyber security, especially within government, defence and the law enforcement communities. WMG’s strong links with companies worldwide is a plus point for participants. Graduates can expect career progression in a wide range of organisations relating to cyber security such as in the security and technology teams, consultancies, government information-security departments, management tracks in information critical organisations and cyber security related research. Roles that Cyber graduates have gone into include: Senior Cyber Security Consultant, Information Security Analyst, Technology Analyst, IT Security & Governance Officer, Security Project Manager, Network Consulting Engineer, IT Risk and Resilience Team member, Information Security Privacy Specialist, Senior Investigation Officer, Quality and Security Analyst.