Specialized Master SIS: Information Security and Systems


Program Description

The Specialized Master® SIS is for anyone wishing to become experts in information security and systems, having a global vision of the information system - and more generally information - that they must protect, and able to respond quickly and effectively to situations of various insecurity, related to external or internal attacks, they face. Faced with these phenomena, the specialist must have a global vision.

The Specialized Master® SIS is intended for profiles Bac 5 (or possibly Bac 4) knowing programming, and having a solid technical base. The Specialized Master® SIS is especially open to executives already in activity who wish to specialize in computer security.

At the end of the training, the students are able to evaluate the security of an information system, to define a plan of protection of the facilities entrusted to them, to elaborate and to implement the corresponding technical devices. , and to ensure its operational exploitation. They will intervene as operational managers, engineers, consultants or project managers in the security of information systems or networks, the development of secure applications, reverse engineering or the audit and risk assessment.

Information Security

The purpose of the SIS Specialized Master is to train the information security specialists that companies expect.

The strengths of the Specialized Master of Information Security and Systems

A Specialized Master is a Bac 6 course lasting at least two semesters. It includes theoretical courses, a personal research work in business and the defense of a professional thesis. This training is accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles.

The Specialized Master SIS - ESIEA is a comprehensive and demanding training that goes from ISO 27001 to Reverse Engineering, virology and cryptology, through secure programming, economic intelligence, Windows security or programming. smart cards.

Pedagogy is based on constant practice, where the student is truly involved in his training. In order to put ourselves in situations close to the realities of companies, emergency scenarios are reproduced in real time in our security laboratory, or opposing teams who defend and attack alternately a system or an application.

The Specialized Master SIS - ESIEA involves about fifty experts, often internationally recognized.

Created in 2004, the Specialized Master SIS - ESIEA has graduated more than 350 students.

ESIEA is a recognized player in cybersecurity training and research. The school is one of the few educational actors cited by Senator Bockel's cyber defense information report (July 2012). Its operational cryptology and virology team was at the origin of the DAVFI project, the development of an open source antivirus "made in France", supported by the State as part of the Investments for the Future.

The Specialized Master SIS - ESIEA figure:

In the four courses selected in the "Networks, Telecoms, ICT" category by the 2014 list of the best specialized masters of the Le Figaro-Étudiant newspaper. As the only security training retained in the 2014 test bench of MS and MBA specialized in Information Systems of the newspaper Le Parisien


The training requires technical prerequisites, strong motivation and high availability:

  • Know how to develop a program in C and Java
  • Know and know how to use UNIX commands
  • To have general notions on the architecture of a system, out of hardware, (processor, memory, system of entry, exit): roles and relations.
  • Very good speaking and writing skills in French are also required, as well as a good level in the English language.
  • Applications (academic year 2017/2018)
  • Applications for the Candidature File must be made by post, accompanied by a CV that allows the Program Management to decide on the admissibility of your application.

If your application is considered admissible, we send you a Candidature File, which must be returned to us duly completed.

The first recruitment session for the SIS Specialized Master focuses on applications submitted before May 31, 2017.

It is recommended that all applicants apply for and file their application as soon as possible - and particularly for salaried candidates, who will apply for FONGECIF assistance, or foreign applicants, who will have to apply for funding. obtaining a visa. Only twenty places are open.

Depending on the remaining available places, an additional recruitment session will end on June 30, 2017, and possibly a third, before September 25, 2017.

After studying the application file, the candidates declared eligible, are invited for two interviews (or, for applicants residing abroad, for a Skype or telephone appointment):

  • an interview with Vincent GUYOT, scientific director of the Specialized Master of Paris, or Eric FILIOL Research Director, CVO laboratory (Cryptology and Operational Virology, CNS axis (Digital Trust and Security).
  • an interview with another member of the teaching team.

The admission decision is notified to the candidate in writing following these interviews, in the month following the deadline for submission of the application. This decision is the responsibility of the Director General of ESIEA , on a motivated proposal from the Program Director. The definitive registration is subject to the rules of schooling.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Welcome to ESIEA, an engineering school focused on high level training, soft skills and personal abilities to provide students with a set life skills that truly makes a difference!

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