Are you concerned that your organization might be the next victim of a cybersecurity attack? You are not alone. It’s time to learn the basic concepts of cybersecurity and become a cyber defender.

Why Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity skills are in high demand in every sector of business and society today. This course will give you a chance to learn the fundamentals and introduce you to a possible career in cybersecurity.

Diploma in Cybersecurity – Comptia’s Security+ Overview

This course is designed as an introductory course to the concepts of cyber security. Some previous background in information technology is helpful to students in this course but not essential. The course content is based on CompTIA’s Security+ certification exam preparation and includes:


Course Content – Comptia’s Security+ Training

  • Comparing Security Roles and Security Controls
  • Explaining Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence
  • Performing Security Assessments
  • Identifying Social Engineering and Malware
  • Summarizing Basic Cryptographic Concepts
  • Implementing Public Key Infrastructure
  • Implementing Authentication Controls
  • Implementing Identity and Account Management Controls
  • Implementing Secure Network Designs
  • Implementing Network Security Appliances
  • Implementing Secure Network Protocols
  • Implementing Host Security Solutions
  • Implementing Secure Mobile Solutions
  • Summarizing Secure Application Concepts
  • Implementing Secure Cloud Solutions
  • Explaining Data Privacy and Protection Concepts
  • Performing Incident Response
  • Explaining Digital Forensics
  • Summarizing Risk Management Concepts
  • Implementing Cybersecurity Resilience
  • Explaining Physical Security

On passing this course you will be awarded the City Colleges Diploma in Cybersecurity – Introduction


Taking the CompTIA Security+ certification exam is optional. Students who wish to sit for the official certification exam should visit for more information on the requirements and fees. The registration fee for the official Security+ certification exam is not included in this lecture course.  To successfully pass the certification exam, students will need to invest additional study time beyond the time spent in this class.


What will I learn from this course?

Fundamental Cybersecurity knowledge areas in particular:

  • Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities 
  • Architecture and Design 
  • Implementation 
  • Operations and Incident Response 
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance


‘CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: Exam SY0–601, (8th edition) by Mike Chapple and David Seidl’.
*This book is available to buy on Amazon, please purchase this before the course commences.

Laptop or PC with an operating system of Windows 8 or newer is fine for this course, but an iPad is not recommended.



Liam O’Connor

Liam is an experienced risk manager with a demonstrated history of 20 years working in the IT and cybersecurity industry. He has worked on cybersecurity projects across the globe from the UK, to Central Africa and Canada.

Liam has several years experience working within one of the big four companies. He is currently working for Accenture in cybersecurity. Liam is a skilled cybersecurity strategist and has worked on many public and private projects. Projects included Data Protection (GDPR, ePrivacy), Computer Forensics, eDiscovery, Identity Access Management and Pentesting, to name a few. He has an incredible passion for all things cyber and is a must-have in an ever-changing digital landscape.

Education: Liam has completed an MSc – Master in Applied Cyber Security (Thesis – The Right To Privacy In A Digital World), a BSc in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, and is a CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker).

Diploma in Cybersecurity Course Fee

Classroom-based: €985
(€995 if paying  in instalments)

Online course: €895
(€995 if paying in instalments)

Corporate Training:

In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact for further details.

If paying in instalments by direct debit, the deposit to book a place is €150 and the balance is split into three equal monthly payments.

Non-EU students: Call +353 1 4160034


A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.

Similarly, the Project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.

Why City Colleges

  • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
  • Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
  • Leading e-learning tools to make the online learning experience a pleasant one
  • Study rooms and library in our City Centre location in Dublin, Ireland
  • Limited class size creating a better learning environment

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Cybersecurity Fundamentals (Online)

Cybersecurity Fundamentals (Online)


Liam O’Connor


Cybersecurity Fundamentals (Classroom)

Cybersecurity Fundamentals (Classroom)


Liam O’Connor