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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

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