Cybersecurity short courses: upskilling for the future

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In today’s digital world, our lives are heavily reliant on the internet. We know this. From everyday tasks like banking and shopping to socialising and working, our online presence is constant. But with this convenience comes risk. Cyber threats are ever-present, ready to exploit weaknesses and compromise our security. That’s why cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry – and why people with cyber security skills are in demand. And cyber security short courses are the ideal way to add value to your organisation, or take the first step into a new career.

After all, as Dr Michael Bewong, lecturer in computing at Charles Sturt and cyber security researcher, points out…

“A career in cyber security has never been more crucial and rewarding. We live in a world where the value of 0’s and 1’s has never been more important. A world where digitalisation is the norm – bank transfers, digital licences, online shopping, social media, cryptocurrency, virtual meetings, self-driving cars, the Internet of Things and so much more. We live in a world that even has a digital version of the black market where anything and everything goes. It is no understatement to say that a career in cyber security is one of the most important jobs you could do.”

That’s why we’ve developed a suite of cybersecurity micro-credentials.

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We have four micro-credentials that give you a solid foundation in essential tech skills and knowledge. You can study them online over eight weeks. And ‘stack’ them to build credit towards a graduate certificate.

  1. Cyber incident response: Acquire the ability to promptly identify, contain, and mitigate cyber threats. Confront malware infiltrations, repel distributed denial-of-service assaults, and navigate the tumult of a data breach with confidence. Additionally, discover the art of crafting and executing resilient cybersecurity incident response strategies to shield your network from harm.
  2. Secure software development lifecycle (SDLC): Gain the expertise to craft software that withstands cyber threats. From identifying vulnerabilities within software architecture to deploying robust security controls, master the art of fortifying your creations to guarantee that your software products boast security, resilience and also adherence to industry standards, earning the trust of your users along the way.
  3. Network forensics: Hone vital techniques to combat cyber threats. Our network forensics course equips you to probe security incidents and also dissect computer networks with a forensic lens. Moreover, dive deep into sophisticated tools, dissecting network traffic to unveil signs of potential security breaches and malware intrusions.
  4. Development, security and operations: Master the latest frameworks, tools and techniques essential for embedding security practices throughout the entire software development lifecycle. Also, explore key concepts from chain of trust to application security testing, and from Linux to container security. Learn how to strengthen your projects with state-of-the-art practices.

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Cyber security pros are in demand. Charles Sturt student Yaw Kyei knows it:

“A lot of companies and the federal government, through their latest cyber security strategies, are investing money into this area. That means over the next few years they’re going to be investing more in the people who might work in information security. So don’t be afraid to branch into cyber security. Dip your toes in a little bit; do some short courses. When I apply for jobs and say I’m studying cyber security, I find everybody perks up. They recognise the importance of cyber related skills.”

So go on, give your career a boost. The application takes 15 minutes, max.

Apply to a cybersecurity short course now.

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