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About M.Sc. and Professional Master in Information Security

Mission

Information Security Masters is about security research and education.
It aims to be the national initiative for the leading CIT security sector in Egypt and the region.
Information Security Masters focuses on the most vital security topics, along with the basics of security knowledge the student needs to have like: cloud computing, big data security, cryptography, operating systems and mobile application security, digital forensics, security in wireless ad-hoc networks, penetration testing, malware analysis, security incident handling, risk management and system exploitation.

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Description

Security domain is a key component in any field. It plays a vital role in securing industry know how, health records, online banking transactions, research results and many more. In 2006, NU dedicated a department in its ICT School for security research and education. This project was aimed to be the national project for leading and promoting ICT security sector in Egypt and the whole region. Security and privacy have evolved dramatically in the last 10 years. In our department we focus on the most vital security topics, such as cloud computing and big data security, keeping in mind the basics of security knowledge a student needs to have. These basics include but not limited to cryptography, operating systems and mobile applications security, security in wireless ad-hoc networks, digital forensics, penetration testing, malware analysis, security incident handling, risk management, and systems exploitation.

The set of skills that EMBA students will acquire are the following:

  • Handle the planning, acquisition, and development, of a secure information infrastructure in an organization.
  • Assess the vulnerability, risks, and threats of an organization’s information systems. 
  • Respond to security emergencies and incidents.
  • Assess the impact of the legal environment and information security policies on organizational objectives.