Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security

Our cyber security course provides training and education in various aspects of protecting computer systems, networks, and data from unauthorized access, attacks, and breaches. The course typically covers a wide range of topics related to information security, risk management, and digital forensics. Here is an overview of what you can expect from our cyber security course:

  1. Introduction to Cyber Security: The course usually starts with an introduction to the field of cyber security, its importance, and the various types of cyber threats and attacks that organizations face.

  2. Network Security: This section focuses on securing computer networks and covers topics such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, virtual private networks (VPNs), and secure network architecture.

  3. Operating System Security: Here, you will learn about securing different operating systems, such as Windows, macOS, and Linux. Topics may include user access controls, file permissions, patch management, and system hardening.

  4. Web Application Security: This part covers the security issues related to web applications, including common vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and cross-site request forgery (CSRF). You will also learn about secure coding practices and techniques for testing and securing web applications.

  5. Cryptography: Cryptography is an essential component of cyber security. This section introduces you to different encryption algorithms, cryptographic protocols, digital signatures, and key management techniques.

  6. Security Risk Assessment and Management: Understanding and managing security risks is crucial. This module covers risk assessment methodologies, threat modeling, vulnerability assessment, and risk mitigation strategies.

  7. Incident Response and Digital Forensics: In this part, you will learn about incident response procedures, including how to detect, respond to, and recover from security incidents. Digital forensics techniques for investigating and analyzing cybercrime and cyber incidents are also covered.

  8. Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing: This section explores the principles and techniques of ethical hacking, penetration testing, and vulnerability scanning. You will learn how to identify vulnerabilities and assess the security of computer systems and networks.

  9. Legal and Ethical Considerations: Cyber security professionals need to understand the legal and ethical aspects of their work. This module covers relevant laws, regulations, and ethical guidelines applicable to cyber security practices.

  10. Security Policies and Compliance: The course will also include topics on creating and implementing security policies, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations (such as GDPR or HIPAA), and managing security incidents.

Throughout the course, you will  have practical exercises, hands-on labs, and real-world case studies to apply the concepts you learn. The course can be tailored to different levels, from beginner to advanced, depending on the target audience's knowledge and experience.

Hands On Training

Advisory Board members from Industry & Academia

Live interactive session

Access Lecture Recordings After Course Completion

Learn From Faculty And Domain Experts From Industry

Projects spanning throughout the course duration

Industry-Endorsed Curriculum

Placement Assistance

Separate batches for working professional

Cyber Security Course Contents

1. Introduction to Cyber Security

An overview of the field of cyber security, its importance, and the various threats and challenges faced in the digital world.

2. Cyber Threat Landscape

Understanding different types of cyber threats, including malware, phishing, social engineering, ransomware, DDoS attacks, insider threats, and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

3. Security Architecture and Principles

Exploring the fundamentals of secure system design, network security, cryptography, secure coding practices, access control mechanisms, and security policies

4. Network Security

Understanding network protocols, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS), virtual private networks (VPNs), wireless network security, and secure network architecture.

5. Web Application Security

Examining common vulnerabilities in web applications, such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, cross-site request forgery (CSRF), and how to mitigate these risks.

6. Operating System Security

Discussing security measures for operating systems like Windows, Linux, and macOS, including user management, authentication mechanisms, file permissions, and secure configuration.

7. Incident Response and Management:

Understanding the stages of incident response, including preparation, detection, containment, eradication, and recovery. Learning about incident handling procedures and incident reporting

8. Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

Introduction to ethical hacking techniques, tools, and methodologies used to identify vulnerabilities in systems. Hands-on exercises on penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.

9. Threat Intelligence and Security Monitoring

Exploring threat intelligence sources, techniques for collecting and analyzing security data, security information and event management (SIEM), and security monitoring tools.

10. Cloud Security

Understanding the security considerations and best practices for cloud computing, including virtualization security, data protection, identity and access management, and securing cloud infrastructure.

11. Mobile Security

Examining the unique security challenges posed by mobile devices and mobile apps. Topics may include mobile device management (MDM), secure app development, and mobile malware.

12. Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance 

Discussing legal and regulatory frameworks related to cyber security, industry standards, data privacy, incident reporting requirements, and best practices for organizational security.

13. Social and Behavioral Aspects of Security

Exploring human factors in cyber security, including social engineering techniques, security awareness training, and the role of employees in maintaining security.

14. Emerging Technologies and Trends

Staying updated with the latest trends and technologies in cyber security, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in security, blockchain security, and IoT security.

FAQ on cyber security 

What is cyber security?

Cyber security refers to the practice of protecting computers, servers, networks, data, and digital systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction

Why is cyber security important?

Cyber security is crucial because cyber threats are constantly evolving and can result in financial loss, data breaches, reputational damage, and disruption of services. It helps safeguard sensitive information, ensures privacy, and maintains the integrity of systems.

What are common types of cyber threats?

Common cyber threats include malware (viruses, worms, ransomware), phishing attacks, social engineering, DDoS attacks, insider threats, hacking, identity theft, and data breaches.

How can individuals protect themselves from cyber threats?

Individuals can protect themselves by using strong, unique passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, keeping software and devices up to date, being cautious of suspicious emails and links, using antivirus software, and regularly backing up important data.

What is encryption and why is it important in cyber security?

Encryption is the process of converting data into a coded form that can only be accessed or deciphered with a decryption key. It is vital in cyber security because it helps protect sensitive information during transmission and storage, making it unreadable to unauthorized individuals.

What is a firewall and how does it enhance security?

A firewall is a network security device that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. It acts as a barrier between an internal network and the Internet, preventing unauthorized access and filtering potentially malicious traffic.

What is penetration testing?

Penetration testing, also known as ethical hacking, is the process of assessing the security of a system, network, or application by simulating real-world attacks. It helps identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the system to proactively address them.

How can organizations improve their cyber security posture?

Organizations can enhance their cyber security by implementing strong access controls, conducting regular security assessments, providing employee training on security best practices, maintaining up-to-date software and patches, and establishing an incident response plan.

What is the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in cyber security?

AI plays a significant role in cyber security by helping automate threat detection and response, analyzing large datasets for identifying patterns of suspicious behavior, enhancing malware detection capabilities, and improving overall security monitoring and incident response.

What are the emerging trends in cyber security?

Some emerging trends in cyber security include the increased adoption of AI and ML in security solutions, the rise of IoT security concerns, the focus on cloud security, the importance of data privacy and compliance, and the growing need for skilled cyber security professionals.

Popular Cyber Security Certifications

Here are several reputable cyber security certifications available that can validate your knowledge and skills in the field. These certifications are offered by various organizations and can enhance your professional credibility and marketability in the cyber security industry. Here are some widely recognized cyber security certifications:

  1. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP): Offered by (ISC)², CISSP is a globally recognized certification that validates expertise in various domains of cyber security, including security and risk management, asset security, security architecture and engineering, communication and network security, and more.

  2. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH): Offered by the EC-Council, CEH certification focuses on ethical hacking techniques and methodologies. It validates skills in identifying vulnerabilities, understanding hacking tools, and assessing system security.

  3. CompTIA Security+: This vendor-neutral certification from CompTIA covers the essential principles of network security and risk management. It demonstrates competency in areas such as network security, cryptography, identity management, and security assessments.

  4. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM): Offered by ISACA, CISM is designed for information security management professionals. It validates skills in managing and designing enterprise information security programs, risk management, incident response, and governance.

  5. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA): Also offered by ISACA, CISA is focused on information systems auditing, control, and security. It certifies expertise in assessing vulnerabilities, auditing IT systems, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.

  6. Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP): Offered by Offensive Security, this certification focuses on practical hands-on skills in penetration testing and ethical hacking. It requires passing a challenging 24-hour hands-on exam.

  7. Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP): Offered by (ISC)², CCSP validates expertise in securing cloud environments and covers topics such as cloud architecture, data security, identity and access management, and compliance.

  8. Certified Incident Handler (GCIH): Offered by GIAC, GCIH focuses on incident response and handling. It certifies skills in detecting, responding to, and recovering from security incidents and breaches.

  9. Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP): Offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), CIPP certifies knowledge and understanding of privacy laws, regulations, and practices.

  10. Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP): Also offered by (ISC)², CSSLP validates expertise in secure software development practices and the integration of security into the software development lifecycle.