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Alma Mater for diligent information managers

The Hagenberg Campus of University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (FH OÖ) is coming to CeBIT 2016 in Hannover to showcase a new course in secure information management. The four-semester course, being run in German and English, is ideal for working people from across the European Union thanks to its efficient organization and comprehensive online support.

18 Feb. 2016

The Secure Information Systems department at FH OÖ has been offering internationally recognized courses in IT security for 15 years. The department is part of the prestigious Hagenberg Faculty for Informatics, Communications and Media, which unlocks attractive career opportunities in IT and media for more than 1,500 students on 19 courses. The latest addition to the prospectus is the Secure Information Management course, which FH OÖ Studienbetriebs GmbH is showcasing at CeBIT 2016.

The head of the course, Prof. Robert Kolmhofer, points to the Internet, the ever-growing number of information processing systems, their close networking and the associated potential threats for companies: "Espionage, surveillance, hacker attacks and data leaks are all challenges that have to be professionally tackled at a national and international level," explains Kolmhofer. "What’s more, when planning, rolling out and operating ICT systems, users need to pay even more attention to social network applications and cloud computing, not to mention international standards and law."

The new four-semester course, which is being offered in German and English, trains a spotlight on the numerous risks in information security management due to the explosion in cybercriminality. It also covers information security management itself, business continuity management, risk management, IT, law & compliance and social skills. FH OÖ does not currently charge tuition fees, although applicants for the course must have previously completed a course of study, have several years of business experience and have experience in IT project management. If you are considering applying and are currently in employment, it is worth noting that students only have to be on campus for a total of eight weeks over the entire four semesters of the course. A large part of the course is delivered through distance learning, with online support.

FH OÖ Studienbetriebs GmbH (4232 Hagenberg, Austria), Hall 6, Stand A47