M.Sc. in Cyber Security

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Program Description

The MSc Program in Cyber Security is a thesis-based program intended for students aspiring to acquire advanced technical knowledge and research skills in the field of Cyber Security. The program focuses on issues related to crimes committed using computer technology. Students will learn how to defend information systems from cyber-attacks, how to recover compromised systems, and how to architect secure systems. Topics of study include security architectures, network defence, data protection, risk management, and cutting-edge blockchain and cryptotechnologies. The program includes a total of 40 credits towards the M.Sc. degree in Cyber Security.



Program Educational Objectives (PEOS)

The MSc Program in Cyber Security aims to achieve the following:

1. Equip graduates with advanced technical knowledge and skills to protect and defend computer systems and networks and to address present and future challenges in Cyber security.

2. Develop graduates that can plan, implement, and monitor cyber security mechanisms to help ensure the protection of information technology assets.

3. Develop graduates that can identify, analyze, and remediate computer security breaches.