Cranfield University Cyber Defence and Information Assurance

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Cranfield University Cyber Defence and Information Assurance

Cranfield University Cyber Defence and Information Assurance, Designed to develop professionals who can effectively manage and exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. The course specifically focuses on responses to serious present and emerging threats in the information domain.

At a glance

  • Start dateSeptember
  • DurationMSc: Up to 5 years part-time. PgDip: Up to 4 years part-time. PgCert: Up to 3 years part-time
  • DeliveryPGCert: each module is assessed via course work and a reflective portfolio. PgDip: in addition to assessment of the PGCert, PgDip students will be assessed via a large project and presentation. MSc: in addition to assessment of the PgDip, MSc students will be assessed via a dissertation
  • QualificationMSc, PgDip, PgCert
  • Study typePart-time

Who is it for?

Students will be government, corporate and critical information infrastructure staff who are one or more of the following:

  • Managers who need to understand information risk and respond to cyber threats
  • Technicians who wish to understand the operational and business context
  • Procurement staff commissioning critical or sensitive projects
  • Policy and planning staff interested in computer network and security operations
  • Personnel interested in social media and associated concepts such as cyber mobilisation
  • Those charged with accreditation and assessment of security measures.

Why this course?

Cranfield University Cyber Defence and Information Assurance, The course will specifically focus on responses to serious, present and emerging threats in the information domain. The course enables the student to gain an organisational view of cyber, the domain, the drivers and constraints. Whilst a technical understanding is of value, the course is designed to ensure that the bigger, contextual, aspects of cyber is understood thereby enabling decision making in relation to cyber to be undertaken within an organisation.

The course also evaluates the impact of cyber on control systems, leadership and decision making in the command and control environment.