About the education
The cyber world is synonymous to the world that exists within the deep dark crevices on the networks on the Internet. The world of complexity that lies within the intricate details that comprise the underpinnings of the Internet and the various services provided through it is immense.
This course touches on more advanced and complex security issues and attacks that are easily hidden within the complexity of the Internet, its overlying services and entities. Such issues could include distributed denial of service attacks, network protocol tunneling, anti-forensics techniques, small scale device forensics, attacks on critical infrastructures, e-discovery complexity, security in social networks and widely spread cyber-scams. The aim is to understand the sources and patterns of such complex attacks in order to devise/design and possibly develop more advanced techniques that would help in improving the efficiency, speed and accuracy of methods used to isolate and extract information of potential evidentiary use in complex scenarios.
Subject: Computer and Systems Sciences
Information technology gives us new opportunities, and affects more and more parts of our daily lives. Boundless communication, advanced computers and software allows us to create new professional roles, societal services, business ideas and companies. Computer and systems science is a multidisciplinary subject that covers all areas where computers and information technology (IT) are used by people, groups or organizations. The programmes and courses lead to a variety of professions and professional roles, such as the use of IT in businesses, computer security, systems development, programming, web design, database construction, IT for publishing, entertainment or education.
Computer science is the technical part of the subject. The education gives therefore knowledge of computers, programming, data communications and data processing. Systems science contains two closely related areas. One area is the interaction between IT, people and organizations. The second includes models and tools to analyze and design systems that include both technology and people.
För grundutbildningarna behövs inga tekniska förkunskaper om datorer, däremot bör man tycka om problemlösning, vara kreativ och ha lätt för att kommunicera i tal och skrift. Data- och systemvetenskap kan med fördel kombineras med andra ämnen, som t ex psykologi, pedagogik, lingvistik, juridik eller företagsekonomi. För en grundlig utbildning i data- och systemvetenskap väljer du något av våra kandidatprogram. Det finns flera olika program för att matcha olika behov och intressen. Har du förkunskaper inom ämnet kan du i stället välja ett mastersprogram som fördjupning.
For the basic courses no technical knowledge of the computers is needed. You should however like solving problems, being creative can easily communicate in speech and writing. Computer and systems science can also be combined with other subjects, such as psychology, linguistics, law or business economics. For a thorough training in computer and systems science, select one of our bachelor programmes. There are several different programmes to match different needs and interests. If you have previous knowledge of the subject, you can instead choose a master programme as a specialization
The Department of Computer and Systems, DSV, belongs to both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology. This dual membership means you can choose from a rich selection courses with different focus and content.
Area of interest: Computer and Systems Sciences
Do you want to develop the information technology, computers and mobile phones of the future? Computer and Systems Sciences is an interdisciplinary area of interest of which programming is an important part. It also covers the interaction between human beings, computers and organizations.
Computer and Systems Sciences offers plenty of opportunity to find a profession that suits you, regardless of whether you want to develop and design games or business systems, work within programming or try to create the perfect interaction between a computer and a human being.