“Cyber Security is not just about technology. It’s more about people and managing risks in cyber space.”

“Spy Cables expose South Africa’s alarming security failings”

These are just some of the headings around the globe today as spy documents are released on sites such as www.aljazeera.com and www.theguardian.com/uk

The documents highlight (amongst others) the current lack of adequate cyber security policies and effective security governance frameworks as well as the failure to implement suitable technologies and controls, especially within the government sectors. Of more concern is the mentioned shortage of skilled cyber security people in key positions as well as a shortage of adequate training programs. Security awareness amongst general employees is problematic and basic to advanced cyber security training programs are not efficient.

Cyber security is not just a buzz word, but rather encapsulates proper understanding of security threats and vulnerabilities, design and implementation of effective controls, cyber-criminology and warfare, detailed risk management and effective security governance across all spheres of the business.

The Certificate in Cyber Security developed and offered as a partnership between academia and industry, is a step to build capacity in cyber security and to address the shortages in focused training opportunities for corporate staff.

For more information and to register for the course.

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Offered in partnership between the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI), CS Interactive Training.

More information:

Short course info sheet