Cyber Security

Programme Cyber Security

The programme Cyber Security consists of five core courses (cryptography, cyber data analytics, cyber risk management, network security, and software security). During the course we'll go on an off-site summer school, during which you will solve a real cyber security problem. Furthermore we offer a choice of electives e.g. biometrics, cybersecurity management, e-law, economics of security, digital forensics, privacy enhancing technologies, secure data management, security verification, software testing and reverse engineering, and quantum communication and cryptography and an individual final-year project.

what you will learn

This specialization will give you a broad, solid background in many aspects of cybersecurity. Developing secure systems and analysing the security of existing systems is a challenging task. You will develop a foundation that combines a scientific perspective with a practical approach.

As a Cyber Security graduate you will have in-depth understanding of security and privacy risks in ICT systems and be able to model and evaluate these risks. You will be capable of applying the formal methods and cryptographic foundations underlying security and privacy. You will have experience with methodologies for designing secure and privacy-preserving ICT systems. Also, you will have insight into cross-disciplinary aspects of security and privacy, such as law and business processes. You will be able to read and understand texts or communicate with experts from those domains regarding. You will have in-depth knowledge as well as practical experience regarding methods and approaches for the practical evaluation of ICT system security. Think, for example, of penetration testing or risk management. On top of all this, you will have specialist knowledge of one or more sub-fields or aspects of the security and privacy discipline. Think, for example, of cybercrime or security in mobile systems. Another of your assets will be your practical experience in scientifically researching security and privacy methods, contributing to such research, applying the results, follow sub-field trends and contributing to its further development.


Another way of meeting the requirements for our specialization in Cyber Security is to complete the Security & Privacy track offered by the EIT Digital Master School, one year of which takes place at the University of Twente. For programme details, check the EIT Digital-site.


For a programme overview with links to the syllabi of the courses, check our course programme. Check the schedule to find out how courses are scheduled over the year. The study plan provides sample study plans that comply with the various rules applicable to Master’s students of Computer Science in Delft and Twente.

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