As the digital age is revolutionizing the life and work of many, the digital world is also seeing an alarming rise in cybercrime. Realizing the grave necessity, The British College, Kathmandu has launched a new IT course ‘BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics’ for the cuber security enthusiasts of Nepal. The launch event took place on 2nd December at Hotel Soaltee.
This course is running in partnership with the University of the West of England which is one of the highest-ranking degrees for graduate employment. The British college claims that this is the first time an enhanced cyber security course has been launched in Nepal with such a high employability rate.
The program was inaugurated by our Chief Guest Mr. Bam Bahadur Mishra, Deputy Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank. The inauguration was followed by formal addresses, the panel discussion with cyber security and digital forensics experts, and the launching of the course. In the program, key people from the relevant Ministry, Nepal Rastra Bank, commercial banks, internet Service providers, Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Nepal Telecom Authority, FinTech companies, cyber security experts, college principals, prospective students, and representatives from media were invited.
Scope of Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity course gives you the opportunity to play an important role in helping businesses to manage cyber-attacks and investigate digital evidence. As we know, no organization is immune to cybercrime, and so IT security has become a top priority and highly skilled security professionals are in high demand. They are also one of the well-paid jobs in the 21st century.
Furthermore, there is currently a skills shortage within the field, meaning organizations often approach students from this course, and most are in employment within six months of graduating.
Both globally and locally, there is a huge surge in demand for expert cybersecurity workers and digital forensics. Once you become a cybersecurity worker, you will be qualified to enter into a range of careers in the private or public sector, in a variety of roles including working for in-house forensics, e-discovery, security teams, legal practices, and the police force. This proves that the scope of cybersecurity is thriving.
Why study cybersecurity and digital forensics?
- Cybercrime is on the rise and set to keep increasing as technology becomes more widespread.
- Cybersecurity professionals are responsible for protecting IT infrastructure, edge devices, networks, and data – and further preventing data breaches by monitoring and reacting to attacks.
- High-level security breaches have led to governments, public services, and corporations dedicating more resources to computer security.
- Digital forensics provides a wealth of material for law enforcement, leading to an urgent need for skilled graduates within forensic computing.
- While working as a cybersecurity specialist, you will acquire skills in maths, statistics, research and critical thinking.
The newly introduced IT course in Nepal will enable you to gain essential knowledge and real-world skills, to prepare you for your future career. It will also help you to prepare you for roles as programmers, systems or network administrators, and IT security professionals. Therefore, if you are enthusiastic about this field, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics course could be just what you are looking for.