Learn why cybersecurity is important and Identify the areas within an organisation that may be vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Course Overview

    • Problem-based learning


    • Weekly toolkits


    • Why is cybersecurity important?


    • What should a disaster recovery plan include?



05 July 2020


*Start Date: 09 July 2020


4 weeks


Online, in our digital classroom


US$250 per person
(Financial Aid Available)

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Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at providing business leaders with the skills to deal with a cyber threat/attack in their own organisation

What preventative steps can be taken, and how a cyberattack in progress should be handled. The course builds from the basics to practical considerations.

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

    Week 1

  • Cyber Threats

    Week 2

  • Protective measures

    Week 3

  • Disaster recovery and mitigation

    Week 4

Digital finance refers to financial services that are available through digital channels, and includes payments, credit, savings, transfers and insurance.

Fintech, or financial technology, refers to any digital technological tools or business models used to support the delivery of financial services.

Financial inclusion is a key part of DFI’s agenda and refers to the goal of ensuring that all people, especially marginalised groups, have access to the financial tools they need.

A virtual classroom is a learning environment that only exists through a digital platform and that allows students to participate regardless of their geographic location. All DFI’s courses are delivered in a virtual classroom.

Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) is a digital education provider designed to prepare professionals for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in a rapidly changing economy.

Our subject matter experts

Matt Marx

Co-founder and CEO of Iosiro

A leading cybersecurity consultancy based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has previously worked at MWR InfoSecurity, where he helped a number of JSE Top 100 companies to improve their cybersecurity posture as an ethical hacker.

He has presented his research at various international conferences, including BSidesCapeTown and PasswordsCon in Las Vegas in 2014. He won the global Security Researcher of the Year at MWR InfoSecurity in 2015. Matt has served as a security consultant to the European Commission, where he provided research used to better profile criminals based off of their online presence. He often takes part in international password cracking competitions and was on the team that won the 2015 DEFCON password cracking competition, where teams from across the globe competed to compromise a set of password hashes.

In addition to his password research, he and a colleague developed an offensive vulnerability tool that resolves services to known vulnerabilities and was integrated into Maltego and demonstrated at Blackhat in 2013.

Muyowa Mutemwa

Strategy Architect

Muyowa has 5 years’ working experience with Telkom SA Ltd as a strategy architect.
His role includes designing data centre networks; user access networks; selection of end-user devices; out-of-the-box Microsoft solutions; SAP systems including databases; and storage systems. Muyowa is currently the Interim Cyber Security Operations Manager and Senior Cyber Security Specialist at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. His qualifications and certifications include: A masters’ degree in computer science; Certified Ethical Hacking (ECC48905747097); CompTIA Security+ (COMP001021239259); Cisco CCNA; Cisco Cyber Operations; Cisco ACI Test Drive ACI-TD; and ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management.

Financial Aid

DFI’s mission is to equip a new generation of professionals with the information, skills, and vision they need to guide society towards inclusive digital financial solutions. DFI understand that affordability may stand in the way of your progress as a Digital Finance Professional. We strive to source, manage and administer various student funding opportunities to make tuition more affordable for you.  for deserving students according to sponsor specific requirements. Our goal is to ensure that no student is left behind and have designed affordable payment terms as well as scholarship funds for eligible students.

Use this information to find the best financial aid that supports your objectives. At any stage please contact us at

Option 1: Payment Plans that make your tuition more affordable

Course fees can be made over payments at an agreed date.

Multi-year Programs

Certified Digital Finance Practitioner

  • Year 1: $1335/$445 in 3 installments (works out to $112 p.m.)
  • Year 2: $1335/$445 in 3 installments
  • Year 3: $1335/$445 in 3 installments
Foundation Courses

Foundation courses include the Certificate in Digital Money, and Leading Digital Money Markets.

  • Payment 1: $500
  • Payment 2: $500
  • Payment 3: $500
Specialization Courses

Specialization courses included short courses such as Digital Agriculture and Digital Identity.

  • Payment 1: $125
  • Payment 2: $125

Option 2: Can we help in getting your company to pay or at least contribute to your tuition?

DFI can assist in opening a conversation with your employer to support your tuition. We can cultivate further interest with them to participate on our programs – bringing multiple employees on will result in corporate discounts and thus lower tuition for you.

Request your corporate proposal by contacting us at

Option 3: Referral Program

If your colleagues, friends or family join the course we can open a referral seat for you, which is 100% subsidized by Digital Frontiers Institute. This includes assisting us to create impactful corporate alliances.

Foundation Courses

Eight successful referrals will result in your foundation course being fully subsidized.

Specialization Courses

Four successful referrals will result in your specialization course being fully subsidized.

Option 4: Scholarships

DFI offers partial scholarships to qualifying candidates. Our scholarship funders favor scholarship candidates that contribute to tuition themselves. Ideally, Students should contribute at least half of the tuition fee, the higher your contribution the more likely you are to be considered. Tuition can also be paid in manageable installments. Please see below criteria for scholarships.

  •         I am an active member of the digital financial services industry

Scholarships are adjudicated quarterly and are weighted based on the strength of your application. You will be asked to answer the following questions in your application:

  • Please provide a brief overview of experience.
  • To what extent does your organization contribute to financial inclusion.
  • How will your attendance on this course benefit your organization, your initiative, your country?
  • Describe your current role and responsibilities.
  • Why do you think you should receive financial aid?
  • I can contribute $ to my course.

You can apply for a scholarship on the course registration page, where applicable. Not all courses have scholarship programs.

Ready to fight a cyber attack?