Today’s headlines often feature the word ‘cyber’, reporting on threats related to the virtual world: online child abuse, stolen credit cards and virtual identities, malware and viruses, botnets and denial-of-service attacks on corporate and government servers, cyberespionage, and cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure including hospitals and power supply networks.

What are the real cybersecurity challenges? What has changed during COVID-19? What is the role of diplomacy, international legal instruments, and regional and national policies in addressing these threats, and how efficient are they? How does international co-operation in cybersecurity work, and what are the roles of the various stakeholders?

This 10-week online advanced course in Cybersecurity covers technological and geopolitical risks, policy challenges, actors, and initiatives related to cybersecurity, especially those related to cybercrime, violence, child protection, the security of core infrastructure, and cyberwarfare. It also covers a broader context: the relations of cybersecurity with economic development and human rights.

This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance.

NOTE: Until the end of 2020, Diplo alumni can benefit from a special 25% discount on the fee for this course, as our support for your continuous learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Application deadline: Credit: 9 August; Certificate: 6 September 2021
Start date: 11 October 2021
Duration: 10 weeks
Fees: Certificate: €690; Credit: €850; Scholarships available
Course code: IRL 5092
ECTS credits: 9
Mode(s) of study: Certificate – Credit – Master/PGD