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CPUT & F’SATI Short Courses

Practical oriented training courses are provided in partnership with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI). These short courses are industry-specific and provide delegates with hands-on, unique content developed by CSI.

The courses combine essentials from both industry and academia to provide valid, unique, practical content that are innovatively presented via facilitated e-learning, workshops, virtual sessions, simulations and gamification platforms. 

Certificate issued by Cape Peninsula University of Technology upon successful completion.

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Certificate in Cyber Security

Practical, hands-on course focusing on establishing a foundation in Cyber Security introducing the candidate to cyber-crime, attack methods and managing cyber risks. 

Mode of Offering: Course is presented via facilitated e-learning, utilizing an e-learning platform and virtual classes.

Duration: 5-months

Costs: R 9,500 all inclusive

Intake: Applications are accepted throughout the year, with course starting dates in March, June and August.

Requirements: Matric certificate or equivalent qualification with suitable IT knowledge, Internet access and PC or laptop on which applications can be installed and services accessed.

Intended Audience: Persons embarking on a career in Cyber Security or performing security functions. 

What you will learn:

Cyber-crime

  • Cyber-attack methods (ex. ransomware, sextortion, email fraud)
  • Cyber criminology (who is behind the attacks, criminal networks, state-sponsored entities, etc.)
  • Following the online trail
  • Dark web (criminal forums)
  • Case studies of attacks in SA & Global.
  • Crime-as-a-Service
  • Internet of (Criminal) Things

Practical Cryptography

  • Encryption and Decryption
  • Encryption Standards (AES, DES, etc.)
  • Hash functions
  • Blockchain
  • Virtual Currencies
  • Digital signatures
  • Digital certificates
  • Cryptographic Protocols (SSL, SSH, etc.)
  • Encryption as a business essential

Cyber Intelligence

  • Attack Tools
  • Attack process
  • Reconnaissance & Footprinting
  • OSINT services and tools
  • Threat & vulnerability feeds and assessments

Cyber Governance, Risk & Compliance

  • POPIA & GDPR
  • Data Privacy
  • Policies in action
  • NIST, ISO27001
  • Controls
  • Planning for contingencies
  • Developing the security program
  • Risk analysis and management

Cyber Investigations

Suitable for investigators and investigation teams within the corporate environment and public environments that are required to follow online trails or utilize tools to solve online crimes. Also intended for professionals and investigative journalists involved in investigations, such as fraud, espionage, data theft and cyber vetting.   

Mode of Offering: Course is presented via facilitated e-learning, utilizing an e-learning platform and virtual classes.

Duration: 4-months

Costs: R 9,500 all inclusive

Intake: Applications are accepted throughout the year, with course starting dates in April and August.

Requirements: Matric certificate or equivalent qualification. Although a formal IT qualification or certification is not required, it will be beneficial to have some knowledge of computer systems. Internet access and PC or laptop on which applications can be installed and services accessed.

Intended Audience: Investigation officers, cyber-crime investigators, investigative journalist, etc.

What you will learn:

  • Cyber criminology
  • Introduction to the attack process
  • Introduction to attack vectors
  • Social networks (i.e. attacks via facebook, twitter, etc.)
  • Dark and hidden web
  • Threat actors
  • Data Collection
  • Social Media
  • OSINT
  • HUMINT
  • SOCMINT
  • Reconnaissance
  • Online services and tools
  • Metadata Encryption & Decryption
  • Digital signatures
  • Online investigations
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Documenting evidence
  • Investigation Process
  • Chain of Evidence
  • Protocols and emails
  • URL’S & DNS information
  • Timelines
  • Decryption and deciphering
  • Virtual Currencies

Cyber Intelligence

Main objective is to equip the delegate with the necessary competencies and practical skills to assist in compiling an intelligence-driven cyber security strategy to provide proactive solutions to a plethora of cyber threats. 

Mode of Offering: Course is presented via facilitated e-learning, utilizing an e-learning platform and virtual classes.

Duration: 3-months

Costs: R 9,500 all inclusive

Intake: Applications are accepted throughout the year, with course starting dates in May and August.

Requirements: Matric certificate or equivalent qualification. Although a formal IT qualification or certification is not required, it will be beneficial to have some knowledge of computer systems. Internet access and PC or laptop on which applications can be installed and services accessed.

Intended Audience: Persons responsible for the security function, CISO’s and Data Protection Officers.

What you will learn:

  • Cyber Security Environment
  • Cyber Landscape
  • Cyber threats and exploits
  • Cyber Actors & Criminology aspects
  • Obtaining Data
  • Sources of Data
  • Collection operations
  • Applications, Tools and Services
  • Analysis of cybercriminals’ modus operandi
  • Analysis Techniques (Data to Information)
  • Indicators of Compromise
  • Cyber Intelligence
  • Intelligence platforms, applications and services
  • Data – Information – Intelligence
  • Intelligence Strategy
  • Incident management
  • Cyber warfare
  • Political and commercial
  • Developing an Intelligence driven strategy
  • Strategic and Tactical Intelligence function
  • Risk management

Cyber Governance

Establishing a security strategy and defining a suitable implementation plan that are focused on managing cyber risks in a volatile and dynamic environment requires a solid understanding of the threat space and frameworks. This course unpacks cyber governance and approaches to manage risk and adhere to compliance regulations.

Mode of Offering: Course is presented via facilitated e-learning, utilizing an e-learning platform and virtual classes.

Duration: 3-months

Costs: R 9,500 all inclusive

Intake: Applications are accepted throughout the year, with course starting dates in May and August.

Requirements: Matric certificate or equivalent qualification. Although a formal IT qualification or certification is not required, it will be beneficial to have some knowledge of computer systems. Internet access and PC or laptop on which applications can be installed and services accessed.

Intended Audience: Managers & C-suites responsible for security, Board members and prospective leaders in the cyber security space.

What you will learn:

  • Security Management Program
  • Cyber-crime
  • Threat environment
  • Cyber criminology
  • Regulations – GDPR, POPI, Electronic Act, PCI-DSS
  • Skills frameworks
  • Cyber Awareness programmes
  • Risk management
  • Controls – choice, implementation and management
  • Security frameworks and models
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Data Protection
  • The road to ISO 27001 compliance and certification

IT and Cyber Security Program

Our courses combine essentials from both industry and academia to provide valid, unique, practical content that is innovatively presented via facilitated e-learning.

The IT and Cyber Security Program is a practical course consisting of course work, virtual classes, and practical cyber range exercises.

Mode of Offering: Learning will be conducted through a facilitated online format, utilizing an e-learning platform to provide an interactive and engaging educational experience. Additionally, hands-on practical sessions and virtual labs will be conducted every Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, offering participants the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world context. This blend of online facilitated learning and scheduled virtual sessions aims to create a comprehensive and dynamic learning environment, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience for participants.

Duration: 10-months

Costs: R 31,350 all inclusive

Intake: 24 February 2024

Requirements: Matric certificate or equivalent qualification. Internet access and PC or laptop on which applications can be installed and services accessed.

Intended Audience: School leavers, those on a gap year, graduates looking to add industry credentials, and people looking to make a career change.

What you will learn:

IT Foundation for Cyber Security:

  • IT Hardware Fundamentals
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Operating Systems (Windows and Linux) 
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing (Office 365 and MS Azure) 
  • Protocols 
  • Technical Research & Writing
  • Algorithms and Problem Solving
  • File and Database Systems
  • Scripting
  • New Technologies: AI and Quantum Computing
  • Soft Skills

 

Facilitated on-line course with virtual classes, and practical training and skills development on the cyber range platform.

Certificate in Cyber Security:

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals 
  • The Cybercrime Eco-System
  • Actors in Cyber Space – State and Non State Actors
  • Cyber Incidents: Attacks, Breaches, and Espionage
  • Understanding Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) using the Mitre Att&ck Framework
  • Cryptography (Symmetric/Asymmetric/Hashes)
  • Secure Protocols
  • Reconnaissance and OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence)
  • Cyber Security Frameworks and Standards: Introduction to the NIST CS Framework and ISO 27000 Series
  • Cyber Risk Management, Cyber Governance, and the Implementation of Security Controls

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