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

15/12/20

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

Certified Cyber Risk Specialist course (CCRS)

31/12/20

This entirely online Cyber Risk Academy course provides students with the opportunity to fast track to a professionally recognised qualification.

Certified Cyber Risk Officer course (CCRO)

11/01/21

This entirely online Cyber Risk Academy course provides students with the opportunity to fast track to a professionally recognised qualification.

Masters of Science in Cybersecurity

26/01/21

Boost your skills in Cybersecurity with a part time ONLINE Masters – industry led and heavily subsidised bringing the cost less then €2k. 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.

Certificate in Emerging Digital Technologies

25/05/21

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