Specialisation ICT & Cyber Security

Specialisation ICT & Cyber Security

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ICT & Cyber Security

With all forms of cybercrime that exist today, more and more security professionals are needed to develop secure systems and to respond to threats timely and efficiently. Part of this is setting up security monitoring environments to detect security threats and track trends in malware and hacking attacks. Large companies also have specialist security response teams (CSIRT), which conduct security incident investigations such as security testing (pen testing), malware investigation, forensic investigation, or broader security incident investigation.

Within this specialisation, you will learn everything about security: the threats, their detection and analysis, and the possible solutions. A hacker’s mindset is important here. As a security engineer, you learn to develop security functionality in a structured manner. You develop knowledge of network and server technology. You will learn how to set up security monitoring to make hacking attacks, malware infections or other abuses visible to companies. The course also teaches you to set up and perform security research such as pen testing, forensic investigation, or malware analysis. Technology is the main focus, but a security specialist also learns about causes and forms of cybercrime, people as a weak link in security, security-related legislation, and ethics.

You will be trained as an ICT security engineer and security specialist. After graduation, you can work as a security engineer, security incident response engineer, security researcher, security tester, network or system engineer, infrastructure consultant, or (Unix) server administrator.