List of cybersecurity courses South Africa

List of cybersecurity courses South Africa

Are you a Security Manager, IT Systems Administrator, or Networks Architect upon whom the company depends on for its software security? Well, the fast pace in technological evolution requires you to keep abreast of the latest ideas to remain ahead of malicious system intruders. Why not sample the following list of cybersecurity courses and see which one will equip you well to keep your organization secure?

List of cybersecurity courses South Africa

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You must have noticed that South Africa, just like many other countries, has been experiencing an increase in cybersecurity courses in recent past, but have you ever paused to find out why? Well, the reasons are different, and one may be the unanimous acceptance of internet-based solutions in the financial and banking sectors. This trend has created the need for cybersecurity experts to protect their networks, programs, and other systems from hacking and related digital attacks.

Cyber Security courses South Africa

1. Ethical Hacker

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Ethical Hacker is one of the most sought after cybersecurity courses in South Africa. It is a 35-hour lab-intensive and interactive course that teaches students about testing, hacking, and securing experimental systems. The students learn about

  • Intrusion detection
  • Policy creation
  • Social engineering
  • DDoS attacks
  • Buffer overflows
  • Virus creation

By the 5th day class, the student must have acquired a reasonable amount of experience and hands-on understanding of Ethical hacking.

The course is tailor-made for professionals like security managers, IT Systems Administrators, Networks Architects, developers, etc.

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2. Building up information security according to ISO 27005

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This is a 21-hour course which will equip you with skills on how to build up information security based on ISO 27005. Some items of the course outline include:

  • Introduction to risk management
  • Risk evaluation and acceptance strategies
  • Definition of threats to information assets
  • The ISO 27005 information security risk management framework and process model

3. IoT Security Architecture

Internet of Things is a 14-hour course that simply requires the applicant to be generally familiar with IoT. It is most ideal for Managers, Engineers, developers, and IT professionals. At the end of the course, the participant

  • Must understand IoT structures.
  • Must understand upcoming threats and solutions for IoT security
  • Be able to implement the relevant technologies for Internet of Things security in their companies.

The course is formatted as follows

  • Part lecture
  • Part discussion
  • Exercises
  • Hands-on practice

4. Information Systems Auditor

This 35-hour course is more ideal for those who work in the IT risk consulting and IS audit fields. Part of its objectives is to give assurance of an organization's standards, security policies, controls, and procedures to ensure that there is enough confidentiality. It specifically targets IT professionals, risk consulting professionals, internal and external auditors, CPA professionals, and more.

5. Blockchain: Hyperledger Indy for Identity Management

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This is a 14-hour live training course (instructor-led) where participants are trained on how to develop an Indy-based decentralized identity system. By the time a participant completes the training, they must be in a position to understand the main concepts like

  • Decentralized identifiers
  • Data minimization
  • Off-ledger agents
  • Revocation
  • User-controlled exchange

6. Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST)

IAST is 14-hour, live and instructor-led training where students are taught how to secure application systems. They learn to do this by simulating the behavior of an application during an attack. By the end of the course, one must be able to, among other things, to simulate attacks and ensure that the detection and defense capabilities are valid and in order.

The training is ideal for security engineers and developers, and it is formatted in

  • Part lecture
  • Part discussion
  • Exercises
  • Hands-on practice

7. Governance, Risk Management & Compliance (GRC) Fundamentals

This is a 21-hour course that aims to equip the participant with a sound understanding of the GRC processes and capabilities. They are also taught the skills on how to integrate

  • Internal control
  • Performance management
  • Governance
  • Risk management
  • Compliance

Some items on the course outline include the principles of GRC and its basis, terms, and definitions.

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8. Executive Cyber Security Awareness

Managers and leaders are given a general idea of all the activities that pertain to Cybersecurity. It is a 7-hour session that aims to equip them with the ability to make executive decisions in the event of a cyber attack.

9. End-User Security: Protecting Your Online Footprint

This is a 14-hour session that is designed to enlighten the participants on how vulnerable data is and how one can hinder such access by making a few tweaks and changing their online behavior.


This training is live and instructor-led, and it is either conducted remotely or onsite. It seeks to train information security analysts on how to use MITRE ATT&CK to mitigate the risks of security lapses

11. Embedded Systems Security

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This is a 21-hour training that aims to introduce the following aspects as one designs a secure embedded system.

  • System architecture
  • Operating systems
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Cryptographic issues

12. Mobile Forensic Security

This a 7-hour course that covers the basics of iOS and Android. The participant is taught how to use reverse engineering and how Mobile operating systems should defend themselves against attacks.

13. Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This certificate programme aims to train and equip the learner (employees at the entry-level) necessary skills to work in the Cyber arena.

14. Security Analyst

It targets to empower

  • Firewall administrators
  • Risk assessment professionals
  • Network server administrators
  • Information security analysts
  • System administrators

15. Understanding Modern Information Communication Technology

It covers the fundamental IT security concepts, but it gives more focus on preventing network attacks. The attendant will understand

  • Key security protocols
  • Concepts of web services

16. Systems Security Certified Practitioner

This is a 14-hour course that explores the skills to protect the integrity, confidentiality and data availability.

17. Social Engineering

A 14-hour course targeting information analysts with a desire to learn how to protect highly sensitive company information.

18. Apache Shiro: Securing Your Java Application

This is a live session in which the students are taught how Apache Shiro works to secure a web application.

Cybersecurity South Africa is becoming increasingly critical as every sector rushes to beat the competition to claim and secure their space online. Currently, South Africa has numerous institutions offering cybersecurity courses online but others conduct the short courses onsite. And a good example is the cybersecurity courses UNISA.



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