PROMIS – free higher education courses in cybersecurity

  • 31 August, 00:00
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Do you want to strengthen your cybersecurity skills? Sign up for PROMIS (Professional Master in Information Security) to participate in free online courses this fall. PROMIS offers tailor-made advanced-level university courses designed to meet the needs of Swedish businesses and professionals. Registration for autumn courses is open now!

The rapid development of information technology, digital communication and software-intensive products and services has created a new era of opportunities. At the same time, it has also brought challenges in the field of security. PROMIS is an initiative to address these challenges and future needs by offering tailor-made online courses for security professionals.

“We see a growing demand for expertise in cybersecurity, and these courses provide a perfect opportunity for professionals to improve their skills and contribute to progress in these critical areas.” says Jesper Bleeke, Innovation Leader at Blue Science Park.

The courses are specially designed to suit professionals who need to combine work and study. All courses are available online and can be studied part-time. In addition, participants have the opportunity to bring their own cases and problems to maximize the benefits of the course.

PROMIS courses focus on security in data- and software-intensive product and service development. They range from how to integrate security into the product development phase to how to offer and operate products and services without compromising security.

The courses cover the following areas:

  • Computer and network security
  • Security in software development and testing
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Malware analysis and digital forensics
  • Risk management and regulations

Read more about the courses and requirements here.


PROMIS courses requires at least 120 credits, of which at least 90 credits are in a technical area, and a minimum of 2 years professional experience within an area related to software-intensive product and/or service development (shown by, for example, a work certificate from an employer).

Even if you don’t have the formal academic merits, you might be qualified for the course through validation. Read more about the requirements here.

PROMIS courses are provided by Blekinge Institute of Technology and are free of charge and provide credits. All courses are taught in English.

Registration for courses starting in September 2024 at Blekinge Institute of Technology opened on February 15 and is open until August 2024. Registration is done via

Sweden Secure Tech Hub

The courses are given in collaboration with the Sweden Secure Tech Hub initiative. The Sweden Secure Tech Hub helps small and medium-sized technology companies to create more secure digital products and solutions – right from the design and development phase. It offers various resources and services, from inspiration and skills development to consultancy support, testing opportunities and help in finding funding for concrete development initiatives. Much of what the hub offers is completely free of charge for your company.

Sweden Secure Tech Hub is a national innovation hub in cyber security in collaboration with six of Sweden’s leading science parks in technology and digitalization. Linköping Science Park, Lindholmen Science Park (Gothenburg), Ideon Science Park (Lund), Kista Science Park (Stockholm), Luleå Science Park and Blue Science Park (Karlskrona).