IT security is the practice of safeguarding information from unauthorised access and modification. While cybercrime is illegal activity carried out with technology. This programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to prevent, detect and recover from cybercrime. Graduates should be capable of identifying IT system vulnerabilities and have the ability to formulate strategies to enhance the security posture of organisations to reduce overall exposure to cybercrime. Learners undertaking the BSc in Cybercrime and IT Security will study the fundamental topics of both software development and network engineering. This programme will develop cybercrime and IT security graduates capable of identifying and exploiting IT system vulnerabilities along with formulating strategies to enhance the security posture of organisations.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Career options include roles in ethical hacking, secure application development, secure network management and digital forensics.