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Master of CyberSecurity (CySec)

Overview

Master

National diploma
  • Home institution(s) Grenoble INP - Ensimag
  • Degree awarded Master
  • Graduation year Bac + 5
  • Graduation level Level 7
  • Location
    • GRENOBLE Campus
  • Duration 1 year (2 semesters)
  • Available as
    • Initial education
    • Continuing education

Summary

The Master of Science in CyberSecurity program is a one-year graduate program dedicated to cybersecurity, a field of excellence in the Grenoble techno pole. CySec is a highly competitive, second year European Standard (LMD) graduate program, taught in English.

Objectives

The economical impact of losses due to cybercriminality is estimated to several hundreds of billions of euros per year with a large increase in attacks, for instance identity and data thefts and malicious attacks.

This Master of Science offer courses in all areas of cybersecurity:

  • Secure protocols and infrastructures design and analysis
  • Software and hardware implementations
  • Network security and fault tolerance
  • Coding and multimedia applications
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Audit and forensics

Specificities

Further information

Master Cybersecurity website

  • Training partners

    Laboratories

    • LIG,
    • LJK,
    • TIMA,
    • VERIMAG,
    • GIPSA,
    • ICA,
    • CERAG,
    • EUROFIDAI

    Companies

    • Université Grenoble Alpes

Admission

  • Who should apply? Bac + 4
  • required training
    • First year of master with 60 ECTS credits in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics or applied mathematics or an equivalent degree
    • Admission is also possible for students having successfully completed the MoSIG-M1 (first year of MoSIG) program including the elective course Introduction to Cryptology and Coding
  • Available as :
    • Initial education
    • Continuing education

Entry requirements

Cybersecurity is a second year program (semesters 9 and 10) of the Mathematics and Computer Science Masters. Courses are in English and the program follows a first year Master 1 in mathematics or Computer Science or equivalent.

Who can apply?

To be admitted to the program, candidates shall have previously completed their undergraduate studies and been awarded a Bachelor degree in either Science (BSc) or Engineering (BEng) that includes courses in computing and solid practice in programming. Applications of candidates with bachelor in Computer Science or Computer Engineering will be preferably considered. Skills in mathematics (algebra, probability theory, arithmetics) are required for the optional courses on advanced cryptology. Admission of students is always at the discretion of the Master team which may require that the student attend pre training courses.

Important notes:

  • Students from related backgrounds (physics, computer science, engineering, …) may also apply provided they possess outstanding mathematical qualifications and are highly motivated by applications.
  • Eligibility : only individuals who have an excellent academic record will be considered. Applications from students from traditionally underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.
  • Academic standing : Fellows must maintain full-time status in the Master’s program, and must be engaged in full-time coursework or research during the academic year (september 1st–July 31st).

Language requirements:

  • Students from countries where English language is not the primary language are required to provide evidence of Competence in English. The requirement is waived for applicants from English speaking countries as well as applicants whose previous degree is from a program taught in English. English scores required: TOEFL IBT 78 min or TOEFL paper 547 min or TOEIC 700 min or IELTS 6 min or Cambridge FCE. This is equivalent to the CEFR CEFR level B2, although we will consider applicants with a B1 level and who have an excellent academic record.
  • An A2 level in French is recommended.

Contacts

General information

Contact : m2cybersec@ensimag.fr

Academic information

Clément Pernet
Laurent Mounier

Education contact

Elise Ros

Program

  • Course duration 1 year (2 semesters)
  • Internships mandatory/abroad

Program

2nd year of master, classic courses

Semester 9

-UE Software security, secure programming and computer forensics 3 crédits ECTS
-UE Security architectures 6 crédits ECTS
-UE Cryptographic engineering, protocols and security models, data privacy, coding and applications 6 crédits ECTS
-UE Threat and risk analysis, IT security audit and norms 3 crédits ECTS
-UE Physical Security : Embedded, Smart Card, Quantum & Biometrics 6 crédits ECTS
choose one option out of these two
-UE Advanced Security 6 crédits ECTS
-UE Advanced Cryptology 6 crédits ECTS
 

Semester 10

-UE Stage Cybersecurité 30 crédits ECTS

2nd year of the master's degree with the graduate school option

Semester 9

-UE GS_MSTIC_Ethique de la recherche 6 crédits ECTS
-UE Software security, secure programming and computer forensics 3 crédits ECTS
-UE Security architectures 6 crédits ECTS
-UE Cryptographic engineering, protocols and security models, data privacy, coding and applications 6 crédits ECTS
-UE Threat and risk analysis, IT security audit and norms 3 crédits ECTS
-UE Physical Security : Embedded, Smart Card, Quantum & Biometrics 6 crédits ECTS
choose one option out of these two
-UE Advanced Security 6 crédits ECTS
-UE Advanced Cryptology 6 crédits ECTS
 

Semester 10

-UE Stage Cybersecurité 30 crédits ECTS
  

Internships

Internship: mandatory
Length : 6 months
Internship in France or abroad

The students of the common core General mathematics will have had a supervised research work at semester 10. The students of the common core Applied maths will have had a practicum and a project at semester 10.

International

  • Language of instruction English
  • Internship abroad Yes
  • Erasmus areas Mathematics, Computer science

International exchange

Internship: mandatory
Length : 6 months
Internship in France or abroad

Prospects

  • Graduation year Bac + 5
  • Graduation level Level 7

Careers

- Cybersecurity engineer
- Information systems security engineer
- Information systems security audit engineer
- IT security sales engineer
- R&D engineer specialized in cybersecurity.

Further learning opportunities

Depending on the nature of their practicum, students may wish to pursue research in a doctoral thesis.