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Master in Cybersecurity – MSc

The postgraduate Cybersecurity programme in Thessaloniki, offered by DEI College, is dedicated to prepare students for professional employment in the field of Cybersecurity, which is growing rapidly due to the ever-increasing occurrence of electronic crimes. This programme, offered in partnership with the University of Sunderland, is designed to help students acquire, through the study of core knowledge topics such as network security and cyber security in organizations, methods and protocols required to implement effective, secure and reliable systems.

DEI College students have access to the College library, the University of Sunderland’s online libraries, free attendance at seminars held at DEI College and a privilege card with discounts in various shops and services.

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The Cybersecurity programme is aimed at those who:

  • Aspire to gain practical insights directly from the cybersecurity labor market and confidently address digital security challenges.
  • Seek to explore the extensive possibilities offered by internet technologies.
  • Want to apply cybersecurity measures effectively in real-world industry scenarios to address the evolving challenges in the digital realm.
  • Aim to cultivate leadership skills, seeking a competitive edge in the dynamic cybersecurity landscape.

Structure of the Programme

Studying the Master’s degree program in Cybersecurity (Internet Technologies and Security) lasts one year and the curriculum includes the following courses: Databases, Modern Computer Architecture, Visual Programming, Web Programming, Internet Security, Mobile Application Development, Thesis.

The programme lasts twelve months and it starts in October-November and in January-February of each academic year.

The modules are as follows:

  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 

    Students will cover a range of governance and management topics which will enable them to determine, establish and maintain appropriate governance, delivery and creation of cybersecurity solutions for information, systems and network security. They will understand the underlying technologies of secure systems and gain a critical awareness of the inherent risks and related privacy issues of their use in the cybersecurity environment by applying concepts such as the principles of least privilege, separation of risk, defence in depth and secrecy. 

  • Technology Management for Organisations 

    Students will learn to apply the principles, policies and procedures of cybersecurity and data science to provide resilient and robust organisational solutions for secure and valuable information. They will  develop techniques and use tools that will enable them to undertake critical analysis of the challenges and opportunities of using cybersecurity to mitigate and manage risk to data and enable business continuity in the case of data breaches. 

  • Cyber Resilience and Incident Response 

    Students will consider cybersecurity in design and development using the concepts of secure design across a range of platforms and problem areas. They will study applied cryptography, secure programming and defensive programming. They will gain the knowledge and skills to undertake first-response in cyber breach and associated incidents. They will acquire the technical knowledge and skills to respond to breaches and implement proactive measures to potentially prevent their occurrence. 

  • Cybersecurity and User Experience Design 

    Students will study the two themes of cybersecurity and usability in software design. They will learn to understand the trade-offs and challenges these themes present. They will research challenges in the areas of usable security through a survey of past and recent research in usable cybersecurity. They will examine the nature of usability and the user experience, as it applies to cybersecurity, the impact of user psychology, user models, usage contents and usability evaluation techniques. 

  • Computing Masters Project 

     Students will develop a practical deliverable and investigate an area of academic research through the support of a sponsor for example: an IT strategy; an investigative study; a technically challenging artefact (e.g. a feasibility study, design, implementation, re-engineered solution); or undertake a theoretical review based on a novel research question (provided by a research active member of staff). They will underpin the project with a literature review that is a conceptual framework of their study – a systematic synthesis of concepts, assumptions, expectations, beliefs, and theories that supports and informs their research. 

    * Modules may change each year

Career Opportunities

The MSc Cybersecurity will provide you with a broad overview of the interdisciplinary area of interactive and internet technologies, a deep expertise in their technological aspects (hardware and software), as well as familiarity with design, applications and their evaluation. By completing your studies in the IT Master’s Program you will be able to work in jobs related to the following profiles:

  • Creators/Programmers (developers) of interactive technologies.
  • Designer of integrated systems, mobile interfaces and Internet of Things applications.
  • Creator/Designer of “smart” interactive systems
  • Interactive Technologies Data Analyst.
  • Technical leader/director of IT projects.
  • Project manager in the broad IT and media industries.
  • Interaction designer and UX specialist.
  • Database designer