Information security - Experiencedbased master´s degree, 3 years, Gjøvik
Would you like to contribute to strengthening civil protection?
Do you work in areas related to information security, digital investigation, or cybercrime?
Through this experience-based master’s degree programme in information security you will learn how to deal with and prevent cyberattacks to strengthen civil protection.
The technological development results in more vulnerabilities, risks, and challenges. An increasing number of people have work related to hacking, digital fraud, data breaches, cyberattacks, and cyber espionage as their living. Everything and everyone may be hacked, and the professional data criminals may demand ransom in crypto currencies. This leads to an increasing need for understanding and dealing with cyber risk.
The programme is organised in such a way that it may be taken along with a job. It is taught in English.
You will learn how to deal with and prevent cyberattacks to secure the infrastructure of your undertaking. You will learn how to build safe and solid information systems and secure the availability of reliable information to strengthen civil protection.
You will acquire the theoretical background and the attitudes needed for successful information security activities.
You will have the opportunity to work practically on exercises based on your elective courses.
Society has a great need for more experts on cyberattacks, computer crime, and digital investigation.
In 2030, Norway will have a need for 15,000 candidates with ICT security competence (Source: NIFU).
The programme is suitable for those who are interested in computer crime and securing and analysing electronic trails or cyberattacks. You will be qualified to work on critical infrastructure, security management, and preparedness work with incident response.
Because of digital reorganization all enterprises have a need for increased competence related to digital security.
The programme requires sessions totalling up to 10 days on campus per semester and the students can use a digital learning platform for all courses. Some courses are session-based and for certain courses laboratory attendance is recommended. Certain exercises should be carried out in the seminar.
Through exercises and laboratory work you will get to know your fellow students. The students will come from different enterprises, which will provide opportunities for establishing networks.
- This is a 3-year part-time programme
- It provides great freedom and opportunities for specialization
- A high degree of flexibility and contact with the academic environment
- Up to 10 days at the Gjøvik campus during each semester
- No tuition fees, only a semester fee
30 students are admitted to the programme.
The admission requirements include a relevant bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of at least C. You must also have at least two years of relevant work experience.
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