Ylempi amk, Cybersecurity
Master Studies, Cybersecurity will start next time on the autumn 2019.
Modern high-level competences
New kinds of skills and competencies are needed in working life of the future.
The objective of the education is to produce modern high-level competences in the area of the cybersecurity. Disruptions in the operations of our Internet based society may be fatal. Such disruptions may result from cyber-attacks. These attacks may focus even on the critical infrastructures: Energy Production and Distribution, Water Systems, Transport and Communication Infrastructure, Health Care and Financial Services. New skills will be needed for preventing, detecting, responding, and in case of failure, mitigating of the consequences.
The advanced core competences
Upon completing the studies, you will have strategic point of view to the importance of cybersecurity in different areas. You will be familiar with cybersecurity legislation and you can also classify the vulnerabilities and the principles of protection. You know the cybersecurity business services and will be able to carry out a security audit. After completing the studies, you can apply security solutions for discovering and protection against security threats and manage countermeasures against denial-of-service attacks. Upon completing the studies, you will have also several functional cybersecurity skills. You will be able to analyze the local information systems from the attacker’s point of view and examine information systems to find potential attack surfaces. You will be able to use common tools for gathering information about the target systems and implement counter measures against cyber-attacks. You can harden the information system security and manage the principles of application security. You will be also able to protect industrial internet systems, manage intrusion detection systems and apply counter-measures in the network infrastructure.
How to find vulnerabilities of IT infrastructure or Industrial networks and how to mitigate them?
In the studies there will be lot of practical laboratory working. All the students will personally do several case studies in virtual laboratory environment. Some of the case studies will be on the area of maritime cybersecurity and energy infrastructure. The laboratory working can be performed as distant learning.
The education in cybersecurity is targeted for applicants who have bachelor’s level degree in engineering in the field of information and communications technology or other equivalent degree and also at least three years of suitable work experience after the bachelor’s degree. Master thesis and the learning tasks can be designed to develop the employer organization’s activities, benefiting both parties. Internationalization is important part of the education. Visiting lecturers are participating the courses and also international practices and examples are used in education. The Master studies are available to foreign students. The studies can be performed in addition to the full-time job. Studies use blended-learning methods including lectures and cooperative learning sessions, e-learning, and project-based learning. There is on average three contact days per month. Contact sessions are held mainly in Kotka. The study language is is English.