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M.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering with Specialization in Cyber Security

cyber security.jpgThe program is designed to provide researchers and professionals a very high level of training in the field of Information Security in Cyberspace. The program includes a variety of issues, such as network security methods for identifying attacks, cryptography, and secure systems development. Studies are primarily intended for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Communications Systems Engineering. Requirements for completion of studies include writing a research thesis in the field and eight required and elective courses, including at least six courses in Information Security. The course studies focus on meeting the current market needs which have become a part of our daily life, with far reaching implications on future quality of life in addition to a wide range of opportunities for scientific and industrial related domains. Among other areas, our studies answer the needs of the Defense Industry in regards to cyber threats to the State of Israel. The curriculum was planned in coordination with security personnel.  
 
Cyber Security Studies Curriculum
The program is comprised of 36 academic points; 8 required/elective courses of 3-4 credit points each and a thesis, for an additional 12 credit points. The courses will be given in coordination with the Department of Computer Sciences who is operating a similar program.
 
Admission
To be accepted to the program, a student should be a graduate in Information Systems, Software Engineering, or Computer Science with a grade point average of 80 or above from a recognized institute, or a graduate in Engineering in related fields with a grade point average of above 85 from a recognized institution. The teaching committee may consider additional qualifications such as candidate rank in relation to peers, candidate’s experience, etc.
 
Supplementary courses (no points awarded)
Students who have been accepted but lack the certain required background can be requested to take supplementary courses from the courses offered in the department based on the decision of the teaching committee.  
 
 Required Courses 
202-1-5351
Cryptography
 4 pts.
202-2-4011
Network security
 3 pts.
202-2-4021
Operation systems security
 3pts.
372-2-5203
Methods for attacks detection
 3 pts.
372-2-5204
Systems security engineering
 3 pts.
372-2-5205
Security aware development
 3pts.
372-2-5908
Research methods in information systems
 3pts.
In addition, students in the program need to take an additional elective course from the list of available electives in the department. 
Please note that the course list is subject to change.
 
Thesis
Each student is required to perform research and write a thesis under the guidance of a faculty member in the department.
The research proposal must be approved by the student’s academic supervisor and the teaching committee. The thesis will undergo a process of evaluation according to faculty procedures. The thesis should be in the field of Cyber Security or a related field.


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