Cybersecurity for Business

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Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry internationally. Ireland alone has become a significant base of international technology and security companies, with the top 5 worldwide security software companies in the world and over 6,000 people working in the cyber security industry.

The Online Diploma in Cybersecurity is an industry led programme developed by practitioners who are subject matter experts in the field of Cybersecurity. This course is technical and practical, and specifically designed for middle and senior managers, and small business owners who need to consider what cybercrime and cybersecurity can mean for their business.

Previous experience / qualification in Cybersecurity is not a prerequisite, and this course is open to all.

Programme Aims and Objectives

On completion of the course, participants will:
●    Understand the cybersecurity threat environment
●    Appreciate that cybersecurity has its own regulatory environment
●    Estimate the potential cost to business of a cyber-attack
●    Examine the extent to which their businesses are secure
●    Analyse the incident response capability of their businesses

What is On Demand?

The Online Diploma in Cybersecurity is taught OnDemand. OnDemand is specifically designed for online learning. It gives you the best of both worlds, combining the structure of a tutor-led course with the flexibility to start studying anytime, anywhere. On Demand provides a quality learning environment that allows learners to engage at any time, place and using any device.  On Demand is convenient without reducing quality.

Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications  (NFQ).

Course Content

The Online Diploma in Cybersecurity has the following content:
•    Understanding the Cybercrime Threat Landscape
•    The Regulatory Environment
•    Cybercrime and the Cost to Business
•    Protecting Your Organisation against Cybercrime 1 -  People and Processes
•    Protecting Your Organisation against Cybercrime 2 – Technology

Online and Practical Assessment

In order to achieve the Online Diploma in Cybersecurity, participants will have to complete a mandatory individual assignment (100%).

DBS OnDemand students can utilise resources to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please such as units of recorded content that includes, voiced over PowerPoint, person-to-camera and animated content.  A case-study learning approach is adopted with interactive knowledge checks throughout.


DBS Student Facilities

DBS Online Library - The Online Library houses an array of introductory videos and virtual classroom sessions covering topics including: library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism, and referencing.


One of the key benefits of OnDemand is the option to start whenever suits you, 365 days a year. The DBS Online Diploma in Cybersecurity will be run wholly online including workshops, tutorials and programme assessment.

The virtual learning environment that we use to deliver these programmes is Moodle - (a learning management system).  Moodle provides the information about the course and the lectures. You will find materials and activities here.

To use Moodle you will need:

•    A desktop or laptop PC or Mac, a tablet, iPad or mobile phone
•    Any internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.) or either the Apple or Android app for your tablet, iPad or mobile phone
•    Materials are normally PDF, Word or PowerPoint documents. If you do not already have apps that can open these files, these can be made freely available to you for the duration of the course

If you have any questions about any of these requirements please contact the admissions team who will put you in touch with the IT Support Team here at Dublin Business School.


The course fee is €750; this covers the cost of tuition, registration and assessment.

  Next Steps

Apply here or contact us by email or phone +353 (1) 4177500

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Course overview

Dublin Business School

Cybersecurity is an OnDemand course with resources specifically designed for online learning. It gives you the best of both worlds, combining the structure of a tutor-led course with the flexibility to start studying any time, anywhere

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2024. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm

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