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Diploma in Cyber Security

There are no borderlines in cybersecurity: it cannot be provided solely within a single organization but instead, it covers all stakeholders and the entire supply and value chain. We rely heavily on digital technologies and services in modern societies. Digital innovations come with side effects and require resilience – cybersecurity enables it. 

Cyber security-related decisions are made at all levels and functions of the organization, daily. The capability to avoid negative risks and find the value cybersecurity can bring is critical for all decision-makers. Cybersecurity is everyone’s business.   

Our program offers you a comprehensive viewpoint and understanding of cybersecurity and its importance in the digital business environment and supply chains. It equips you to improve cyber resilience of your own organization and identify the value it can bring to your business.  It also provides approaches to managing cyber risks.   

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"In today’s highly interconnected digital world we need to ensure business continuity and the resilience of digital societies. Cyber security has become a competitive advantage and business capability. We all have a role to play in it – especially executives."

Hadi Ghanbari, Assistant Professor, Aalto University 


March 20, 2025


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You have a comprehensive set of tools to build cyber resilience and continuity in your organization and value networks by analyzing your organization’s cybersecurity throughout the program.

You can identify both the potential and the risks cyber can bring to your organization and value chain.
You can better mitigate and control risks with appropriate measures and a business mindset.
You can manage cyber incidents and disruptions and help the organization recover from those.
You acquire approaches to analyze cybersecurity practices in your organization.
You can network and learn from other cybersecurity professionals.


  • Security Managers and Directors who want to deepen their cybersecurity competences 
  • Security professionals who will take on more demanding roles in cybersecurity 
  • Business Directors and managers who want to get a comprehensive understanding of the importance of cybersecurity for business 

Examples of participants’ work titles

  • Specialist, Manager, or Director of digitalization, technology, or automation  
  • Security Director or Security Manager 
  • Manager or Director of business divisions or functions 

Participation in the program does not require a technical background. The program will be delivered in English and Finnish depending on the trainer and participants. 

Contents and Schedule

The program consists of nine training days and one half-day crisis communication workshop.

Training modules consist of lectures, workshops, simulations, cases, and different types of group assignments. Some modules might have a pre-assignment and preparation beforehand. During the program, you complete a project on your chosen cybersecurity topic. This assignment is completed mostly independently and outside classes.


Inspiring and comprehensive modules

and problem solving with peers

Project Work

Engaging and relevant analysis a relevant cybersecurity topic of your choice

Experienced and rich pool of trainers

from the academia, public authorities, and industry



Mikko Kiviharju

Mikko Kiviharju works as a Professor of Practice at Aalto University.

Before his current position, he worked for the Finnish Defense Forces research center.

His expertise includes cyber security in critical infrastructure systems, such as the Internet of Things and logistics operational technologies, cyber security in AI, and cryptology/encryption techniques.

Valtteri Vuorisalo

Dr. Valtteri Vuorisalo works as Head of Trusted Society for Fujitsu and as a research fellow at King’s College London.

In his work Vuorisalo has studied and focused especially on security of data and information flows, national security, and ICT transformation. Currently his role focuses on enabling trustworthy solutions and technologies for public organisations.

Hadi Ghanbari

Hadi Ghanbari works as an Assistant professor at Aalto University School of Business and teaches courses on cyber security.

His research programs focus mostly on different socio-technical aspects of digital innovation, the role of digital services, urban analytics, and citizens' participation in addressing SDGs in smart cities. Before joining academia, Ghanbari has worked in software and IT industry and managed cyber security and software engineering-related R&D programs.

Diploma in Cyber Security Stand-Alone Modules

You can choose to take the full  Diploma in Cyber Security program or register for individual stand-alone modules:

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