Information Security

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Gjøvik

Information Security

– Learning outcome

Learning outcome

Learning outcome

On successful completion of the programme, candidates are expected to possess learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.

Knowledge

  • The candidate is capable of demonstrating advanced knowledge in the field of cyber and information security in general and on the following particular topics: computer and network security, security management, incident response, computational and digital forensics, biometrics, privacy, and security of critical infrastructure. The candidate possesses special insight and can demonstrate expertise in information security technology, digital forensics, or security management, depending on the chosen programme track.
  • The candidate is able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the current state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of cyber and information security.
  • The candidate is able to demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge in new areas within cyber and information security, in particular cloud computer security, security on the Internet of Things (IoT), and security of blockchain technology applications.
  • The candidate is able to demonstrate thorough knowledge of scientific methodology needed to plan and carry out research in the field of cyber and information security under supervision.

Skills

  • The candidate is able to demonstrate the ability to systematically and independently solve complex problems of research and development in the field of cyber and information security by analysing, formulating sub-tasks, and proposing innovative solutions.
  • The candidate is able demonstrate an ability to express critical attitudes regarding limitations of existing knowledge in the field of cyber and information security and has the ability to consult other experts in the field in order to solve complex problems of research and development.
  • The candidate is able to demonstrate a capability to efficiently and successfully manage research and development projects of moderate size and complexity (for example, the master thesis) in the field of cyber and information security.
  • The candidate is able to demonstrate ability to independently select the appropriate technologies necessary to solve concrete problems in cyber and information security related to confidentiality (cryptographic solutions), integrity (authentication such as biometrics), availability (for example, intrusion detection solutions), and privacy protection.
  • The candidate is able to demonstrate an ability to work efficiently in teams, collaborate with other specialists in the field of cyber and information security and take the initiative to solve complex technical problems.

General competence

  • The candidate is able to make well-structured presentations for specialists and for the general public.
  • The candidate is able to write well-structured and clear technical reports and scientific papers.
  • The candidate is capable of disseminating the knowledge acquired by research in a clear way to the general public by using various public information channels.
  • The candidate is capable of understanding scientific literature in English.
  • The candidate is demonstrate an ability to evaluate technological, ethical and societal aspects of his/her own work and assume responsibility for ensuring a positive influence of this work on the sustainable development of the society.
  • The candidate is able carry out his/her work in a way that demonstrates to non-experts how society should treat security risks and challenges.
  • The candidate is able to communicate with other experts in the field and demonstrate an ability to establish international networks of experts.

     

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