Hack your way into the world of cybersecurity

As our world becomes more seamless and connected, security becomes a cause for concern, especially to those who have adopted a digitalised lifestyle. Today, most of our personal data are hosted on the cloud, and unless we have chosen to go off the grid, we remain vulnerable to cybercrimes or attacks that can affect our personal lives in one way or another.

In such instances, cybersecurity becomes a matter of priority and the IT industry and experts have been paying close attention to these threats and risks, and are always on the move to find viable solutions to keep businesses and individuals safe.

Forbes had stated that the global cybersecurity market reached $75 billion for 2015 and is expected to hit $170 billion in 2020 and it is imperative now, more than ever, for governments and businesses to hire or train professionals in IT security.

In fact, our government has been keeping a close watch on the industry and believes that it will experience exponential growth in the next few years. Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo was quoted as saying that “the Asean’s cybersecurity spending is forecasted to grow 15% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between 2015 and 2025” and that Malaysia is among the top three Asean countries that would contribute to the cybersecurity services market share by 2025.

Realising the importance of creating more cybersecurity professionals, SEGi recently introduced the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Cyber Security, a three-year study programme that will help students develop a higher level of entrepreneurial and cognitive skills to understand, develop and implement various security solutions.

Cybersecurity according to US-based Digital Guardian, refers to technologies, processes, and practices that protects networks, devices, programs, and data from digital attack, damage, or unauthorised access.

Some of the most common cyberattacks are in the form of identity thefts, data proliferation, data selling, online fraud or money scams that prey on big businesses as well as individuals.

The trends of cyberattacks also change as unethical hackers and underground businesses are constantly innovating new ideas and attack strategies.

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Cyber Security provides a comprehensive industry-driven curriculum via lectures, tutorials and industry placements that will enable students to get the most current hands-on experience, giving them a desirable growth opportunity within the industry.

Learn all about ethical hacking and systems defence, computer forensic, Internet of Things, advanced database system, artificial intelligence, web authoring biometric technology, cyber warfare, security strategies, programming for mobile devices and client-focused business solutions among others, through this programme.

In addition to the practical workplace experience, graduates also gain hands-on ICT and cybersecurity skills with certified certification (i.e. Certified Ethical Hacking) in collaboration with professional cybersecurity certification bodies.

Join us today and explore a lucrative career as network and computer systems administrators, computer or security systems analysts, operations research analysts, information security officer, data protection officer, security software developer, computer forensic engineer, cryptographer, penetration tester and security code auditor in various sectors such as banking, e-commerce, military, healthcare, education, government, oil and gas, and more.

Entry Requirements:

  • At least 2 Cs for STPM and a credit in Add Maths for SPM; or C in Add Maths for STPM; or
  • Jayyid level for STAM and a credit in Add Maths for SPM; or
  • Pass Matriculation Programme or Foundation level with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 and a credit in Add Maths for SPM; or
  • 5 Bs for UEC inclusive of Add Maths; or
  • Pass in IT Diploma programmes: Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Software Engineering with minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent with a credit in Add Maths for SPM; or
  • Any other equivalent qualifications approved by the government bodies.

For more details, call SEGi University Kota Damansara at 03-6145 1777, or 1-800 88 7344, or, WhatsApp to 011-1210 6389 and speak to our friendly counsellors.

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