|17 October, 2019

New cyber security course to ready UAE workforce for careers of future

Cyber Security Masters covers the technical and governance skills required to operate in the cyber security profession

DUBAI - The University of South Wales has launched an MSc in Cyber Security at its Dubai campus.

The Cyber Security Masters covers the technical and governance skills required to operate in the cyber security profession, across both public and private sectors Speaking at Dubai Future Academy yesterday, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Innovation at the University of South Wales and Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, Professor Paul Harrison, revealed details of the course, which will run from February 2020.

The 'Insights of the Future' event, held in collaboration with Dubai Cyber Security Cluster on Wednesday evening, was aimed at aspiring cyber professionals in the UAE. Professor Harrison spoke to students about career opportunities in cyber security.

"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," commented Professor 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."

The career path for those with a cyber security qualification offers plenty of opportunities, from implementing security policies and managing protective measures in network systems, to advising organisations on how to reduce risks and their vulnerability, and provides an interesting, challenging and rewarding work environment. Typical roles commonly include information security and risk analysts, IT security managers and network security consultants.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2019.

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