Today, at the start of the 21st century, computers, networks and mobile devices are everywhere. We rely on them for our banking, for our shopping, to store and send all kinds of sensitive and important data.

§  But are they safe?

§  When you use an ATM machine, how do you know that your transaction is secure?

§  When you order groceries, how can you trust the system not to give away your credit card details?

Thanks to mobile devices, people can now be contactable wherever they are: at work, at home, on holiday, overseas, or on the beach. Not only that, we can work from many of these locations too. Many people using mobile devices have access to the web from wherever they happen to be.

But how can you be sure that someone isn't snooping on your connection?

 

In a wireless-connected world populated by computer viruses, spyware, malware and bots, security is vital. As the world is becoming increasingly interconnected using telecommunication networks, Cloud Computing and the internet, there has been a rapid growth in security software and the electronic communications market. Companies, governments and research organisations in Ireland and across the world are actively seeking professionals to design, manage and secure networks and telecommunications systems.

This degree is about teaching you how to build secure systems to protect vital information, like bank details and medical records. You will be taught key concepts in computer and web security, such as:

§  Software Development

§  Data Forensics

§  Ethical Hacking

§  Encryption

§  Computer Law and Ethics

§  Cloud Computing fundamentals and security

Students of this course will be equipped with the expertise to be a leader in the on-going mobile networking revolution. As a graduate of this course, you will be well placed to build the secure and safe networks and systems of the future and also to tackle web and computer based crime. Our well-equipped laboratory facilities will enable you to acquire practical experience that will make you very competitive in today's and tomorrow's job market.