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Preview of SIT Cyber Security

Offered by SITAcademy

About the course

Gain the understanding, vision, and toolkit to future-proof your organization from emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

This short program alerts you to the rising security challenges, brought on by your company's use of networks, cloud computing, social media, IoT, blockchain, analytics, AI, or robotics.

Master risk management, security planning, and security policy enforcement and auditing activities.

Key benefits:

  • Learn what you need to know to protect your business.
  • Engage with leading experts in the cyber security field.
  • Leverage the latest AI-powered education technologies.


Candid Wüest, SIT Faculty

Candid Wüest, SIT Faculty

He has accumulated extensive experience in the field of IT security for the past 20 years.

Before joining SIT, he has been employed by Symantec Switzerland. As Principal Threat Researcher he evaluated current and future trends in the threat landscape and researches new protection methods.

Prior to this he analyzed computer viruses for the Symantec Anti-Malware Lab in Dublin and created malware signatures.

He also worked for the Global Security Analyzing Lab of IBM Research in Rüschlikon and for Creative Netconsulting which he co-founded as Chief Security Officer (CSO).

He did his master in computer science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

He has published many papers and articles on IT security and is a frequent presenter at conferences like IDG, VB or RSA.

Rainer Kessler, Visiting SIT Faculty

Rainer Kessler, Visiting SIT Faculty

He is Partner Emerging Technology Assurance at PWC in Switzerland and Partner at Cyber:Hub.

He is the former Global Head of Group Information Security (CISO) at UBS and has over 15 years of experience in designing, assessing, and transforming secure enterprise solutions.

He is a regular guest lecturer and key not speaker on topics such as Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence Safety, Blockchain Assurance, and Digitalization.

He holds a Master of Laws in International Business as well as a Master of Business Administration.