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Dubai university reveals plan to launch cyber security degree

University of South Wales says MSc in Cyber Security at its Dubai campus will be available from February 2020

Dubai university reveals plan to launch cyber security degree
The Cyber Security Masters offered by the University of South Wales covers the technical and governance skills required to operate in the cyber security profession, across both public and private sectors.

The University of South Wales has launched an MSc in Cyber Security at its Dubai campus as the demand for tech-savvy graduates increases.

Speaking at Dubai Future Academy, Professor Paul Harrison, Pro Vice Chancellor for Innovation at the university, revealed details of the course, which will run from February 2020.

“As the number of cyber attacks increases in the Middle East region and around the world, and with these attacks becoming increasingly sophisticated, the need for skilled experts has become a priority for most organisations,” said Harrison.

“Our aim is to develop our students skill sets and knowledge to enable them to protect businesses across the region against these security threats and digital incursions.”

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He said the career path for those with a cyber security qualification offers plenty of opportunity, from implementing security policies and managing protective measures in network systems, to advising organisations on how to reduce risks and their vulnerability.

Typical roles commonly include information security and risk analysts, IT security managers and network security consultants.

The Cyber Security Masters offered by the University of South Wales covers the technical and governance skills required to operate in the cyber security profession, across both public and private sectors.

Specifically designed to equip students with the latest knowledge and understanding of the threats associated with the use of technology in business and how to deal with them, the programme covers network security, incident response and management, security management, strategic management and IT governance.

The University of South Wales Dubai, which opened in Dubai South last year, said the new programme will be delivered in a block-mode format which will enable practicing professionals to study while working.

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