Cyber Security

Cyber security is the measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on the Internet) against unauthorized access or attack. As increase in the technology there is equal number of crime rate occurred in this field. Crime committed in the field of cyber is known as Cyber-crime. In this era it is even more popular to commit a cyber-crime. With increase in the crime now people are more concerned about the cyber security. In order to produce skilled manpower there are numerous universities providing Cyber Security courses all over the world. Also, there are sufficient scope and future for in this field. Nowadays many people including youngster are attracted in this field. They can see their bright future and scope for them in this area.

There are many options for the students to get enrollment for this course. There are many countries offering this course. One of the best destination for choosing international degree is Australia.Australia is the third most best destination for international students after USA and UK. Australia provides quality of education for students and also its cheaper than USA and UK. It is even easier to get offer from the universities as the requirement is not so much tough as the two other countries needed.

 

Some of the Australian education provider providing Cyber Security and the courses.

There are many universities providing the Cyber Security courses. Some of the best University which provides this course are: Edith Cowan University, Deakin University, Western Sydney University etc. It cost a student around 27500 AUD per year for this course.

With these universities they provide many courses for the student as from the pathway level to the master degrees. Some of the popular courses available in this field are as follows:

 

Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security

Designed to meet the demand for cyber security professionals in government, law enforcement, and industry.

The course engages with, and provides a pathway for, information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cyber security domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline.

 

Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security

Designed to meet the demand for cyber security professionals in government, law enforcement, and industry.

The course engages with, and provides a pathway for, information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cyber security domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline. The course provides flexibility in terms of unit choice for those wishing to further their knowledge in a particular discipline of cyber security.

 

Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of IT security across a range of fundamental areas, such as network security and vulnerability assessment, information security, digital forensics, wireless device security and database security.

Students will gain a solid grounding in conventional computer and network security concepts and skills. In addition, the course is designed to meet the changing landscape of secure computing, which involves not only computers, but also telecommunications networks and network enabled devices such as smartphones and tablet devices.

 

Master of Cyber Security

This coursework degree is designed to meet the demand for cyber security professionals within government, law enforcement and industry.

The course provides a pathway for existing information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cyber security domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline.

 

Outcomes of these courses:

Students will communicate effectively both orally and in writing in a variety of audiences.Students will demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing situations and by constructing and selecting solutions to problems. They will understand and appreciate the importance of the impact of effective leadership in IT organizations.They will understand and appreciate the legal and ethical environment impacting individuals as well as business organizations and have an understanding of the ethical implications of IT legal decisions. Students will have a fundamental knowledge of Information Technologies which affect organizational processes and decision-making.Also to master information security governance, and related legal and regulatory issues, To master understanding external and internal threats to an organization,To be familiarity with information security awareness and a clear understanding to its importance,To be familiar with how threats to an organization are discovered, analyzed, and dealt with. Some of its other outcomes are:

  •  To master fundamentals of secret and public cryptography,
  •  To master protocols for security services,
  •  To be familiar with  network security threats and countermeasures,
  •  To be familiar with network security designs using available secure solutions (such as
  • PGP, SSL, IPSec, etc),
  •  To be familiar with advanced security issues and  technologies (such as DDoS attack
  • detection and containment, and anonymous communications,),
  •  To be exposed to original research in network security,
  •  To be exposed to the importance of integrating people, processes and technology.

 

Scope of cyber security:

A career in cyber security and ethical hacking requires a structured methodology and just like any career, it will require some blood and sweat and time. According to one report, there is a huge demand of cyber security professionals and it is to be growing in coming years 3.5 times faster than the demand for other technology jobs.

These reports suggest that there is an acute shortage of cyber security skills in the global market and these number are to further grow with the enhancement in the technology. Reports also indicated that more than 209,000 cyber security and ethical hacker jobs in US are unfilled and these has been a sharp rise in the job postings which means the demands are growing. Additionally, it is expected to rise to 6 million by 2019 with a shortfall of 1.5 million.

With these scope and the future of Cyber security many students are being enrolled in a different universities of Australia. After their degree the placement all over the world is very good in case of the payment and also the job satisfaction. Even country like Nepal has huge scope for this area. Company like Deerwalk, Yomari, Braindigit, Versick IT, Ncell and Nepal Telecom can give a satisfactory placement for this degree.

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