“The goal is to establish a forefront education on ICT security; not merely a theoretical college-level course, but a practical approach. ICT security will always be about technology, but culture and human behavior are as important issues to address,” says Arnt Aske, Business Development Digitalization at GCE NODE.
As the modern society is ever more based on data and technology, it is vital to build trust in data and be able to control data.
“More and more machines and gadgets are being connected every day. The Industrial Internet has significant potential for companies and industries, but we need to remember the risks associated with the fully connected world. We see constant attempts from individuals, organizations and nations to gain control of data. This calls for tightened security,” says Aske.
Immediate threats for the oil and gas industry are related to the supply chain, intellectual property, automation, robots and big data analysis.
“We could see attempts to interrupt our production, steal our new design, sabotage our rig or gain access to our sensitive data,” says Aske.
As one countermeasure to the increasing number of attacks, GCE NODE, Noroff University College and Digin have developed an ICT security education.
“Input from companies in GCE NODE and Digin, as well as from experts from The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet), The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) and The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has provided us with an understanding of the industry’s needs. On these valuable inputs we have now built a curriculum,” says Aske.
The following courses are offered:
- Developing an ICT Security Culture
- Security Issues of Evolving Technologies
- GDPR Overview
- GDPR In-Depth
- Incident Handling and Response
- Risk and Threat
- Risk Countermeasures
- Security By Design (HW/SW)
- Frameworks and Controls
- Value and Supply Chain Security
Supported by Innovation Norway, the education is offered in cooperation between GCE NODE, Digin and Noroff.