University of Galway partners with leading cybersecurity company Centripetal

European Managing Director of Centripetal, Dave Silke speaks to students at the Cybersecurity Summer School, at University of Galway's J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics.
May 29 2024 Posted: 12:18 IST

Students delve into cutting-edge of cybersecurity, exploring the latest advancements and emerging challenges


University of Galway has teamed up with a global leader in intelligence powered cybersecurity Centripetal to provide industry-informed insights and learning opportunities for students.


Centripetal leverages the world's largest collection of intelligence to preemptively protect organisations from emerging threats in real-time.  


The cybersecurity summer school saw 54 students go through a comprehensive week-long course focusing on the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threat, engaging with industry experts to explore risk levels and the application of AI in cybersecurity.


The course is a capstone of the MSc Cybersecurity Risk Management at the University's J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics. This newly developed course equips students with practical skills and insights in preparation for a successful career in the rapidly evolving field of intelligence-powered cybersecurity. 

Dave Silke, European Managing Director of Centripetal, said: “We are thrilled to partner with J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at University of Galway to empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to address today’s cybersecurity challenges. This programme aligns with our mission to enhance cybersecurity awareness and capabilities globally while ushering in a new frontier of cybersecurity. This collaboration underscores Centripetal's ongoing commitment to advancing cybersecurity education and preparing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals."


Professor Tom Acton, Head of the Business Information Systems Discipline, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, University of Galway, said: “The summer school link-up with Centripetal is particularly advantageous to our students to have a global leader in cyber-threat expertise play an embedded and core role with our School in delivering a cutting-edge capstone summer school in cybersecurity as part of our MSc programme suite."


For more information on the MSc Cybersecurity Risk Management, visit the MSc website here. 



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