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: Overview of Cybercrime & Cyber Security
  • Introduction to Cybercrime & Cyber Security
  • Cybercrime Perspectives – Ghana, West Africa and Global Perspective
  • Cybercrime & Transnational Crimes
  • Cybercrime & National Security
Module 2: Cyber Attacks & Defense Strategies
  • Understanding the Cyber Security Kill Chain
  • Defensive & Offensive Cyber Security Strategies
  • Critical Security Controls Implementation & Auditing
  • Cyber Intelligence and Counterintelligence
  • Red Team Exercise - Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing (VAPT)
Module 3: Cyber Forensics & Incident Response
  • Introduction to Digital Forensic
  • Incident Response Process and Procedures
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Blue Team Exercise- Investigating Cyber Incidents
Module 4: Cyber Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • A Model for Cyber Security Governance
  • Cyber Security Standards /Frameworks
  • Cyber Security Risk Assessment
  • Cyber Security Policy & Cyber Legislations
Module 5: Cyber Security Lab Sessions
  • Overview of Cybersecurity Tools & Techniques
  • Hands-On Session on Common Hacking Techniques
  • Hands-On Session on Network Attacks & Defence
  • Web Application Hacking & Countermeasures
  • Mobile Device & Application Security
  • Case Study Responding to Cyber Security Incidents
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 13 -17, 2018
  • 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
    Download the Application Forms . For further details about the course, contact the registry on Tel: 0206752054, 0501304836 Email: margaret.sosuh@kaiptc.org or training@e-crimebureau.com