Certificate Programme in Cyber Security

The course is designed to equip participants on emerging trends of cybercrime, the domain of cyber security and the impacts of cyber security threats on institutions and national security at large. The course will examine the nexus between cyber criminality and other transnational crimes as well as countermeasures to mitigate cyber threats. The programme will equip participants with tools and techniques to protect and secure cyber systems/infrastructures. Participants shall also be introduced to cyber governance mechanisms and best practices.

Course Contents

Course covers the following modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Cybercrime & Cyber Security
  • Introduction to Information Technology & Cybercrimes
  • Cybercrime – Definition, Key Concepts
  • Cybercrime Typologies & Trends
  • The Concept of Cyber Security Defined
  • Cybercrime Perspectives – Ghana, West Africa & Global Perspectives
Module 2: Cybercrime & Transnational Crimes
  • Cybercrime as Organized Crime
  • Cybercrime & Terrorism
  • Cybercrime & Money Laundering
  • Cybercrime & Human Trafficking
  • Cybercrime & Drug Trafficking
  • Cybercrime & Other Transnational Crimes
Module 3: Module 3: Cyber Defenses
  • Introduction to Cyber Defenses
  • Cyber Security & Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII)
  • Cyber Defenses & National Security
  • Cyber Defenses – Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing (VAPT)
  • Cyber Defenses & Data Protection Best Practices
  • Forensics & Incident Response
Module 4: Cyber Security Governance
  • A Model for Cyber Security Governance
  • Cyber Security Technical Measures
  • Cyber Security Policy & Cyber Legislations
  • Cyber Security Research, Education & Awareness
  • International Cooperation
Module 5: Cyber Security Lab Sessions
  • Technology Basics for Cybercrime
  • Hands-On Session on Common Hacking Trends
  • Hands-On Session on Cyber Attacker & Defender Techniques
  • Responding to Cyber Security Incidents
  • Securing Electronic Data & Digital Assets using Encryption
Entry Requirements

Course participants will be required to undergo security clearance. The programme is suitable for practitioners and operatives working in the security, law enforcement, defense and intelligence circles as well as selected private sector security practitioners:

  1. International Organizations – UN, AU, ECOWAS, etc.
  2. Law Enforcement, Security, Defense & Intelligence
  3. Government,Parliament,Judiciary
  4. Academic & Researchers
  5. Civil Society Organizations
  6. Private Sector Organizations
  7. Others, etc.
Course Schedule
  • August 14 -19, 2017
  • Programme Entry Requirements

    Admission to the Certificate Programme requires a minimum of a tertiary degree or diploma from relevant academic or professional institutions. Practitioners with experience without a formal academic qualification may also apply.

    Course Fees
  • Local (Ghanaian-Based Citizens) – GHS 2500.
  • International Students – USD 1500.
  • How to Apply
    Visit the following website to apply online or download the Application Forms or visit www.e-crimebureau.com . For further details about the course, contact the registry on Tel: 0206752054, 0501304836 Email: margaret.sosuh@kaiptc.org or training@e-crimebureau.com