Certificate in Cyber Security



Summarized Course Objective

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 security governance mechanisms and best practices.


Course 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


Target Participants

Course participants will be required to undergo security clearance. The programme is suitable for policy makers and practitioners working in IT, security, law enforcement, judiciary, intelligence, government, international organizations, private sector organizations and civil society groups, etc.


Course Duration/Schedule:

  • August 13 -17, 2018


Course Fees

  • Local (Ghanaian-Based Citizens) – GHS 2500.
  • International Students – USD 1500


How to Apply

Download Application Form.
For further details about the course, contact the registry on
Tel: 0206752054 or 0501304836
Email: margaret.sosuh@kaiptc.org or training@e-crimebureau.com