The Master’s Degree Programme in Information and Communication Technology provides versatile and high-quality ICT education in selected fields of ICT, with an established reputation in innovative interdisciplinary and international education.
This Programme in Cyber Security has international double-degree collaboration with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Master School and with the Fudan University in Shanghai, China. In the academic year 2020-2021, the programme offers four major subjects (subjects for 2021-2022 will be confirmed later in the spring 2021):
The Cyber Security major subject gives its students profound and substantial education and expertise in the field of security and technology for networked systems. The focus is on researching cybersecurity technologies for networked systems and applications of the communication-intensive future. The technological topics covered include security of smart environments, system and network security, the security of communication systems and applications, and designing secure systems. Students will explore both technological and theoretical scientific advances in the field and apply them to practice. The graduates will have a strong technological, theoretical and practical understanding in cybersecurity. With their new knowledge and skills, the graduates can proceed to build a successful career in securing the information and communication technology industry.
Academic Excellence & Experience
The cybersecurity major focuses on security technologies for networked systems and applications of the communication-intensive future based on research. The technological topics covered include system and network security, the security of communication systems and applications, and security in system design. The education is based on current cybersecurity research and also includes hands-on modules on state-of-the-art vendor systems from our industrial partners. Students gain profound and substantial education and expertise in the field of secure networked systems. The topic is approached in a multi-disciplinary fashion with compulsory studies also on cryptographic and management aspects of cybersecurity.
Master's Thesis & Topics
In the Master of Science Thesis in Technology, the student must prove his/her ability to do scientific work, management of research methods, knowledge of the research field, and skill of scientific writing. To complete the Master’s thesis, the students need to apply their technological skills, abilities and learnedness into identifying an engineering problem, studying its relevance to the field, proposing and designing a solution to the problem, testing and analyzing the solution and evaluating its merit. The thesis is often commissioned by a company, meaning that an efficient and capable student may have the chance to get directly employed by the thesis commissioning company, potentially leading to a successful career in the industry. On the other hand, a scholarly oriented student might seek a thesis topic in a research group at the university and target a PhD candidate position upon completion of an academically merited Master’s thesis.
Topics of recently completed Master’s theses include:
Mitigating Modern Organization-Wide Network Threats and Data Leakages
Evaluation of Machine Learning Classifiers for Mobile Network Intrusion Detection Systems
Software Based Malware Analysis and Mitigation in Virtual Machines
Frequent Attack Dictionary Decision Tree Method for Advanced Signature-Based Intrusion Detection
Security requirements in tradable IoT ecosystems
An Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Framework for Online Investigations
Applying Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model to Improve Information Security Policy Compliance among Employees
Experimental Penetration Testing Teaching and Learning for High School Students Using Cloud Computing
Access Control Process for a SaaS Provider
A SystemC Simulator for Secure Data Transfer in Healthcare Internet of Things