About this education
Information Security is certainly one of the most exciting and growing areas within IT. Information Security is primarily concerned with the protection of information assets. Today, most of the information resides in - and is communicated via IT systems. Hence, these systems need to be protected from various threats and attacks. The goal of information security is to protect with respect to the information its confidentiality, integrity and availability. Naturally, it all depends on the business needs and legal requirements. The area of information security is both exciting and overreaching since it also entails the protection of the essential and critical cyber infrastructure, trying to prevent or solve a wide range of computer crimes and other illicit activities, as well as protecting human rights, freedom and democracy. One of the many objectives is to devise new methods and strategies for cyber readiness and defence.
At Stockholm University, we approach the subject area from both the business side and the technical side. This masters programme includes courses such as Introduction to Digital and Information Security, Secure Software, Information Security in Organisations, Network Security, Information Security Project Management, Cyber Security, Legal aspects of information security and Cyber Forensics.
The demand for educated information security specialists is already very high. Graduates of this programme are ready to work in the area of information security and related fields in both private and public sector organisations as managers, advisors and specialists providing professional and expert know-how.
Information Security graduates work, among other, as information security managers (CISO), information security consultants, cyber security specialists, cyber and digital forensics professionals. Graduates may also enter Ph.D. programmes to pursue career in research.