About this program
Master in Cybersecurity
The current global context, together with IT market trends and demand in this market, requires coordinated training of experts in Cybersecurity. The global situation, cybercrime is on the rise, the need to train and educate staff in cybercrime information on how to counter cyber threats, and a clear and concise exposition of methods for mitigating cyber attacks, with increasing market share and demand.
The Cybersecurity master's degree program aims to inoculate generic cybersecurity concepts to help familiarize students with the fundamental concepts in the information environment, such as malware, cyber attacks, zero-day exploitation, etc. Next, the knowledge set continues with exposure to associated cyber threat management the most common areas of the IT market where cybersecurity has a major impact, not just financially, but also in terms of the associated infrastructure: in the environment private, virtualised/cloud and academic environments.
The consequences of such an impact are also immediately visible in business. The year 2017 has brought a significantly higher economic impact of cybersecurity, by 23%, in terms of financial view compared to 20163. Key security issues in this context, such as detection, containment, recovery and investigation have all suffered. However, trends vary and are becoming worrying: malware still dominates today's cyber attacks, and ransomware applications have doubled in number in just one year, which demonstrates that security is becoming not only important but also imperative for the protection of personal data and to avoid significant costs as a result of the security breaches.
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- Cryptography and information security
- The law of communications and new technologies
- Ethics of research
- Introduction to cybersecurity. Prevention, detection and mitigation techniques
- Big data processing
- Cloud security
- Digital forensics and data analysis techniques in cybercrime
- Common attack vectors and exploits in cybersecurity
- Computer virusology
- Standards and protocols in cybersecurity
- Scientific seminar
- MSc thesis preparation
- Research and professional practice
- Volunteering IV
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
For more information about tuition fees, please contact the University.
Credits: 120 ECTS
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West University of Timișoara
Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara (UVT) / West University of Timişoara (WUT) is the main higher education institution and research center in Western Romania. Its community comprises roughly 15000 students and over 700 academic staff. It is a comprehensive university...
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