Cyber Security Training & Professional Development Program

Starting March 2017, DeAfrica will launch the Cyber security Training and Professional Development Program. This program will deliver world-class cyber security education and training by leading global cyber security experts. The goal of this program is to create competent cyber security professionals ready to help combat the rising tide of cyber threats. Courses will focus on practical skills and knowledge required for every cyber security practitioner. The program will also offer professional mentorship by leaders in the cyber security field to all students.

The DeAfrica Cyber security Training and Professional Development Program is developed and managed by global cyber security expert and professor, William McBorrough.

When fully implemented, the program will target students, IT Professionals, Business Managers and General Public.

Proposed Courses

For Professionals: The program will develop and deliver cyber security professional development and skills courses. These courses will be designed by security training experts. These courses will enable IT professionals and non-academic learners to gain new skills and keep abreast of constantly change cyber security landscape of threats, tools, and techniques. These courses will include:

For IT Professionals:

  • Course 1: Introduction to Information Security
  • Course 2: System Security
  • Course 3: Security Risk Assessment
  • Course 4: IT Audit
  • Course 5: Ethical Hacking
  • Course 6: Network Security: Firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPNs, etc
  • Course 7: Web Application Security
  • Course 8: Incident Response and Recovery

For Businesses: The program will develop and deliver cyber security awareness and management courses for business managers and general users. These courses will be designed and delivered by security training experts and focused on business cyber security management frameworks and best practices as well as general cyber security awareness. These courses will include:

For Business and IT managers:

  • Course 1: Introduction to Information Security Management
  • Course 2: Effective Security Business Leadership
  • Course 3: Security Governance in Business and Government
  • Course 4: Security Risk Management
  • Course 5: Effective Security Architecture
  • Course 6: Efficient Security Operations
  • Course 7: Business Security Awareness and Employee Training

For General Public:

  • Course 1: General Cyber Security Awareness