Certified Cyber Security Specialist (on request only)

  • English
  • Munich
  • Blended
  • This course is currently no longer offered.
  • 5500 €, Discounts available

The certificate program explores in depth practically relevant concepts of IT security and their formal foundation. Starting from the innocent looking question how “security” of IT systems can be defined, and afterwards measured, we discuss security modeling, threat and risk assessment as well as specifying security objectives that counteract those threats and risks. We will look into cryptographic methods, security protocol design and authentication mechanisms, which provide the basic toolbox needed to achieve security objectives. Tailoring the program to the participants needs, we will discuss topics like system hardening, random number generation, or access control mechanisms.

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Why this program?

With more and more complex IT systems, fast-pacing developments and increasing cyber risks, IT security becomes a topic crucial to competition and personal safety. Two renowned institutions therefore developed a unique training program on IT security: The Technical University of Munich is one of Europe’s top universities with a strong expertise in technological topics. Fraunhofer AISEC supports companies from all industries and service sectors in securing their systems, infrastructures, products and offerings.

Participants will interact with experts from different industries and will benefit of the extensive practical and research experience of both institutions. The theoretical sessions will be complimented by hands-on sessions taking place at Fraunhofer AISEC (hardware provided). In our lab, you can become a hacker yourself and develop attacks on software in various exercises. You have the possibility to work independently, but also to discuss approaches with one of the lecturers at any time. Especially our strong mentoring helps to optimize your individual learning strategy in this challenging area.

Over a period of 4 months, professionals and experts will take part in the training next to their jobs by investing 90 minutes in the evening per week (exclusive preparation time). The newly learnt knowledge can be applied right away into the jobs. Questions that arise out of the application can be brought back to the classroom and can be discussed there with the professor and experts from other companies. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet the other participants personally one day at the TUM AISEC Lab where they will be able to learn together in an innovative environment.


  • Certificate: After successful completion of the course or final exam, participants will receive a certificate from the Technical University of Munich.
  • EMBA Creditable: 5 ECTS
  • Duration (in weeks): 16
  • Language: English
  • Academic Responsibility: Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert
    Chair of IT Security, TUM
  • Module(s): 12 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays from 5:00 – approx.. 6:30 pm CEST in Zoom
    17.10.2023, 24.10.2023, 7.11.2023, 14.11.2023, 21.11.2023, 28.11.2023, 5.12.2023, 12.12.2023, 9.1.2024, 16.1.2024, 23.1.2024, 30.1.2024

    Hands-On Session in Garching bei München: 07.02.2024
  • Format: blended-learning: Online & on campus: Munich (Garching near Munich)
  • Target group: Professionals who studied IT but need a deeper dive into IT security, engineers and managers who are responsible for cyber security within their company, e.g data privacy officers.
  • Program Fee: 5,500 €
  • Discounts: 10% discount for registrations until July 31, 2023 and 10% discount for TUM Alumni and members or employees of our strategic cooperation partners (see below).
  • Access requirements: Several years of relevant work experience and mathematical or algorithmic background on undergraduate level (as e.g. taught in German Bachelor’s engineering study programs).

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our participants to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50% of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence.


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“Progressive digitization in all areas of society also opens up numerous new attack surfaces. Comprehensive knowledge — both theoretical and practical — is needed to protect the entire digital infrastructure. This will enable us to make the transition to a secure digital society.”

Prof. Dr. Daniel Loebenberger
Secure Infrastructure, Fraunhofer AISEC


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The first application period will end on July 31, 2023. After that, we will let you know if we can accept your application.




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