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The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program provides a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity methods, approaches, and concepts. It covers a wide range of cybersecurity techniques and continuously updates its content to address emerging issues and management solutions. The program explores cryptographic mechanisms and their application in securing computer systems and networks. It is designed for individuals with a solid foundation in information and communication technologies. The program also covers the nature, scope, and significance of cybersecurity, justifying and exploring critical concepts. It examines cybersecurity threats and the technological and procedural mechanisms employed to mitigate them. The role of cryptography in ensuring security, including the use of algorithms in security programs, is discussed. The program also highlights the crucial support function of management and how cryptography functions.

Objectives and methodology

The goals that the Master of Science in Cybersecurity aims to achieve are:

  • Equip students with practical and applied skills to address the evolving demands of the cybersecurity field.
  • Enhance proficiency in the latest tools, techniques, strategies, and technologies relevant to cybersecurity.
  • Foster critical thinking abilities in analyzing how organizations manage security.
  • Provide direct access to industry professionals who possess specialized expertise in key cybersecurity areas.
  • Offer hands-on experience through real-world case studies that reflect contemporary challenges in the field.
Job opportunities

The massive global use of data management and production with information technology has made it increasingly critical for professionals capable of ensuring cybersecurity in public and private institutions and companies, whether large or small. The professional profiles that are increasingly in demand and to which St. Thomas University is responding with the Master’s program in Cybersecurity are:
Cybersecurity Expert;
Data Protection Design;
Chief Information Security Officer;
Chief Information Officer;
Chief Security Officer;
Security Administrator;
Security Architect;
Security Engineer;
Security Analyst;
Ethical Hacker;
Security Developer;
General Data Protection Regulator;
Digital Forensic Analyst;
Data Protection Officer;
ICT Security Manager.

Curricular program - (36 CH)

COM/500 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
COM/505 – Cybersecurity Policy
COM/510 – Cyber Threat intelligence
COM/515 – Cybersecurity Architecture
COM/520 – Fundamental Security Management and Governance
COM/600 – Applied Cryptography
COM/605 – Network and Infrastructure Security
COM/610 – Software and Application Security
COM/615 – Cybersecurity Research Methods
COM/690 – Master Thesis or Capstone Project
Select two of the following four courses:
COM/517 – Cloud Security
COM/518 – Mobile Security
COM/519 – Wireless Security
COM/620 – Industrial Control Systems Security


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