Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry internationally, for which there are a number of opportunities and challenges including $ 248 billion in cybersecurity spending worldwide to 2023. Ireland has become a major base for international technology and security companies, with the world’s top 5 global security software companies and over 6,000 people working in the cybersecurity industry. The world’s leading technology companies have a significant presence in Ireland, such as Microsoft, Intel and Google. Ireland is uniquely positioned to benefit from increased global investment, as it has the opportunity to position itself as a world-class cybersecurity investment, solutions and practice hub.
The specific objectives of the Master of Science (MSc) in Cybersecurity are:
- Allow students to develop mastery of current and developing computer technologies, especially skills related to the development and use of cybersecurity.
- Provide students with a deep and systematic knowledge of cybersecurity management in organizational contexts.
- Facilitate the development of applied skills that are directly complementary and relevant to the workplace.
- Identify and develop autonomous learning skills.
- Develop a deep and systematic understanding of current research and analysis problems.
- Identify, develop, and apply detailed analytical, creative, problem-solving, and research skills.
- Respond in an ethical and informative manner to address any invisible situations that may arise due to emerging industry needs.
- Provide a comprehensive platform for professional development, innovation, and further study.