Diploma in Cyber Security
In the cyber world, security cannot be provided solely within a single organization but 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 risks like most good things.
The Diploma in Cyber Security program will provide you with a comprehensive viewpoint and tools for cyber security management. The training will help you enable your company to become more resilient and function in the highly digitalized world and cyber environment. It will also help you identify and prepare for threats and disruptions and protect critical assets in your company and in the value network.
"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
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Successful cyber security measures ensure business operations and serve the organization's strategic goals. Improved competencies allow the organization to function and prosper in the cyber environment.
- Security Managers and Directors who want to deepen their cyber security competences
- Security professionals who will take on more demanding roles in cyber security
- Consultants and Trainers working in the fields of cyber security, information security, and digitalization
- Executives and Business Directors who want to get a comprehensive understanding of the importance of cyber security for business
Examples of participants’ work titles
- Chief Digital Officer
- Information Security Manager
- Security Director, Security Manager
- Technology Manager
- Business Director
Participation in the program does not require a technical background. Depending on the trainer and participants, the program will be delivered in English and in Finnish.
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. Throughout the program, you will analyze your organization’s cyber security practices, and apply learning outcomes to your context. This assignment is completed mostly independently and outside classes.
During the program, we aim to visit NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence in Tallinn.
Inspiring and comprehensive modules
and problem solving with peers
Engaging and relevant analysis and improvement of a current security practice of your choice
Experienced and rich pool of trainers
from the academia, public authorities, and industry
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.
Dr. Valtteri Vuorisalo works as Head of Trusted Society for Fujistsu 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 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.
Program Fee and Registration
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: