Diploma in Cyber Security

In the cyber world, security cannot be provided within a company, but it covers the entire supply and value chain as well as all stakeholders. We rely on digital technologies and services in modern societies. Like most other good things, digital innovations come with side effects and risks. 

The Diploma in Cyber Security program will provide you with a comprehensive viewpoint and tools for cyber security management. The training will help you enable your company to become more resilient and to function in the highly digitalized world and cyber environment. It will also help you identify and prepare for threats and disruptions and protect critical assets in your company and in the value network.

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Apply for Support for the Development of Information Security

National Cyber Security Centre coordinates the application process for the funds. Companies can use direct support for information security development measures, including competence development and training. You can find more information on the criteria and process on the National Cyber Security Centre website

"In today’s highly interconnected digital world we need to ensure business continuity and the resilience of digital societies. Cyber security has become a competitive advantage and business capability. We all have a role to play in it – especially executives."

Hadi Ghanbari, Assistant Professor, Aalto University 


Successful cyber security measures ensure business operations and serve the organization's strategic goals. Improved competencies allow the organization to function and prosper in the cyber environment.

You are able to detect and analyze critical cyber risks from your organization’s view-point.
You are more capable of mitigating and controlling risks with appropriate measures and with a business mindset.
You have a comprehensive set of tools to build cyber resilience and continuity in your organization and value networks by analyzing your company’s cyber security case throughout the program.
You are able to manage cyber crises and disruptions and help the organization recover from those.
You get a possibility to network and learn from other cyber security professionals.


  • Security Managers and Directors who want to deepen their cyber security competences 
  • Security professionals who will take on more demanding roles in cyber security 
  • Consultants and Trainers working in the fields of cyber security, information security, and digitalization 
  • Executives and Business Directors who want to get a comprehensive understanding of the importance of cyber security for business 

Examples of participants’ work titles

  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Security Director, Security Manager
  • Technology Manager
  • Business Director

Participation in the program does not require a technical background. The program will be delivered in English.

Contents and Schedule

The program consists of nine training days and one half-day crisis communication workshop.

Training modules consist of lectures, workshops, simulations, cases, and different types of group assignments. Some modules might have a pre-assignment and preparation beforehand. Throughout the program, you will analyze your own organization’s cyber security case, and apply learning outcomes to that context. This assignment is completed mostly independently and outside classes.

The program includes a visit to NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence in Tallinn. 


Inspiring and comprehensive modules

and problem solving with peers

Cyber case

Engaging and relevant analysis of a challenge of your choice

Experienced and rich pool of trainers

from the academia, public authorities, and industry



Jari Pirhonen

Jari Pirhonen has worked in a variety of security management roles and currently works for TietoEVRY as Chief Security Officer.

His interests are is in comprehensive security and more specifically in information security from the business, security management, and risk management point of view. Pirhonen is also alumnus of the Diploma in Safety and Security Management program.

Valtteri Vuorisalo

Dr. Valtteri Vuorisalo works as Head of Trusted Society for Fujistsu and as a research fellow at King’s College London.

In his work Vuorisalo has studied and focused especially on security of data and information flows, national security, and ICT transformation. Currently his role focuses on enabling trustworthy solutions and technologies for public organisations.

Hadi Ghanbari

Hadi Ghanbari works as an Assistant professor at Aalto University School of Business and teaches courses on cyber security.

His research programs focus mostly on different socio-technical aspects of digital innovation, the role of digital services, urban analytics, and citizens' participation in addressing SDGs in smart cities. Before joining academia, Ghanbari has worked in software and IT industry and managed cyber security and software engineering-related R&D programs.

Program Fee and Registration

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