The Cybersecurity Skills Initiative (CSI) is a direct response to the most consistent need of companies across all sectors and of all sizes – how to adequately protect their business in the face of the escalating cyber threat.  Central to this need is the growing shortage of skilled cybersecurity personnel to protect against and respond to security breaches.  And this is happening at a time when unemployment is rapidly decreasing and the competition for the available technically skilled personnel is intense.

The CSI contains a comprehensive plan to train 5,000 people in cybersecurity skills and help 4,000 companies to tackle the cybersecurity skills issue over the next three years.  Below is a list of upcoming training programmes.

Upcoming Courses

ICT Skillnet CISCO Networking Academy

28/02/23

FREE self-paced online CISCO Networking Academy courses in programming, cybersecurity, networking and more

NIST Cyber Security Expert course (NCSE) & Certified Cyber Risk Specialist course (CCRS)

28/02/23

These courses are non-technical in approach and supports students on a 90 days journey. You are provided with 24/7 access to all materials and are also supported with access to live learning support sessions. Successful certification is via continual assessments with weekly online exams.

DORA Certified Compliance Specialist

28/02/23

  Learn how you can comply with DORA by becoming a DCCS – DORA Certified Compliance Specialist. Our on-demand course incorporates online exams and is supported with access to live…

Certificate in Emerging Digital Technologies – NCI

30/04/23

This programme is targeted at non-computing professionals who wish to understand the latest emerging digital technologies and how to integrate them into their workplace

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

22/01/24

Boost your skills in Cybersecurity with a part time fully ONLINE Masters – industry led and heavily subsidised. Aimed at those in employment. This Online MSc in Cybersecurity will equip the student with state-of-the-art knowledge and practical skills that are increasingly sought after in industry today.