Cyber Security

1 Jahre

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Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 1 December (February intake) Non - EU/EEA students: 15 October (February intake)

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About Cyber Secruity

The executive master's programme in Cyber Security takes a multidisciplinary approach that helps you develop effective and sustainable solutions for cyber risks and threats. This programme is designed for highly educated professionals (computer scientists, lawyers, policy makers) with several years of professional experience in and/or affinity with issues in the field of cyber security.

The programme of the Cyber Security Academy The Hague (CSA) will teach you to make connections between technical, legal and social scientific aspects of cyber security, so you can come to effective and sustainable solutions for cyber risks and threats. Sub sequently, you will be able to contribute effectively to sustainable strategies for digital defensibility and security of society as a whole , including organisations and citizens.

During this programme, you will learn to:

  • Identify the complexities and interdependencies in cyber space
  • Contribute solutions to cyber risks, both from a technological and a policy and administrative approach
  • Relegate cyber threats to acceptable risks
  • Build a bridge between largely technical and more administrative - oriented professionals in organisations
  • Translate technical and operational issues to a strategic level
  • Reflect critically on new developments and results of research into cyber security
  • Offer independent contributions to cyber security research

The CSA is an initiative of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences and was created with the support of the Municipality of The Hague.

Curriculum and Overview

In the first phase you will get a general introduction into cyber security based on the bowtie model. The first module (Introduction to Cyberspace) explores the characteristics and complexities of cyberspace. This module also covers the impact of digitalisation and inter connectivity on vital infrastructures, the resulting opportunities and the related risks. The second module (Cyber Risk Management) offers a closer look at the technological and non - technological opportunities, risks and threats of cyberspace, digitalisati on and interconnectivity, e.g., by analysing a few high - impact cyber security incidents. You will also examine the concept of “acceptable risks” and will gain an overview of potential technical and organisational preventative and repressive measures.

The third module (Legal Perspectives on Cyber Security) covers capita selecta on legal aspects.

The fourth module (Cyber Security Economics) explores the relationship between economic theory and practice and cyber security.

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e - Prospectus:

Job and Career prospects
Graduates work in the field of Cyber Secruity eitherin private or public and semi-public companies.

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? FInd out how to apply by following the step-by step guide:

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

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