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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.

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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 19, 2024


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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.

You are able to detect and analyze critical cyber risks from your organization’s view-point.
You are more capable of mitigating and controlling risks with appropriate measures and with a business mindset.
You have a comprehensive set of tools to build cyber resilience and continuity in your organiza-tion and value networks by analyzing your organization’s cyber security practices throughout the program.
You are able to manage cyber crises and disruptions and help the organization recover from those.
You get a possibility to network and learn from other cyber security professionals.


  • 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

Cyber practices

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

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 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

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

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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: