Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc

Designed to develop professionals who can lead in a cyber environment, to effectively exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. The course focuses on understanding and articulating the executive-level responses to serious present and emerging threats in the information domain. 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.

Course syllabus:

  1. Foundations of Cyber

  2. Dissertation

  3. Cyber Deception

  4. Critical Networks and Cyber-Physical Systems

  5. Cyber Attack - Threats and Opportunities

  6. Cyber Law

  7. Data-led Decision Support and Artificial Intelligence