Online degree aims to boost UK's cyber risk management skills

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Tuesday 02 December 2014

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A digital circuit board with an illustrated padlock in the middleA new online master’s degree in cyber security launched by Coventry University’s Business School and supported by the Prime Minister is aiming to tackle a skills gap in UK employers’ information risk management.

The National MBA in Cyber Security, which launched last week at a cross-party House of Commons event led by shadow cabinet office minister Chi Onwurah MP and supported by the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, is aiming to provide training to individuals and businesses to help them manage online security threats.

Students of the distance-learning qualification – which can be studied part-time – will learn about the financial, legal and reputational risks related to cyber attacks and will be taught how to make informed decisions around information security management issues.

The postgraduate course – whose first intake is in January 2015 – will also cover technical content relating to network security, but will focus largely on the management of strategic aspects of cyber risk including human resource, digital security audits, big data and international cyber law.

Designed by industry experts and backed by former GCHQ director Sir Kevin Tebbit – who will chair an industry advisory board tasked to keep the course’s content current – the online degree will feature guest lecturers from across the cyber sector.


For further information, please contact Mark Farnan, press officer, Coventry University, on +44 (0)24 7765 8245 or email