Università degli Studi di Padova
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione Dipartimento di Matematica “Tullio Levi-Civita”
New interdisciplinary Master Degree

Department of Information Engineering and Department of Mathematics present a new Master Degree in Cybersecurity. The development of this Master has been fostered by the different  companies, public bodies and research centers that traditionally collaborate with the involved Departments. Motivated by the extraordinary variety of contexts in which cybersecurity is required, these stakeholders have stressed the need for developing professional and scientific figures that could master the fundamental ICT skills, mainly in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, in a multidisciplinary context.

The CyberSecurity Master's degree finds its roots in the classical framework of Computer Science and Information Engineering. The classical framework includes algorithmics, software engineering, computer architectures, operating systems, database management and information retrieval systems, communication networks, distributed systems and Web applications, the processing of large amounts of data and the processing of multimedia signals, which are intertwined with more advanced topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, communications and quantum computing.

Graduates in CyberSecurity know how to relate these aspects to the area of ​​psychology, legal aspects and economic. The CyberSecurity professional is able to identify the essential security elements of an IT or cyber-physical system. She/He can identify vulnerabilities in the same systems. She/He will be able to design and implement complex security countermeasures and solutions, also making use of advanced tools such as machine learning techniques and statistical tools.

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dipartimenti

University of Padova
DM (Dip. Math)
DEI (Dip. Inf. Eng.)

inglese livello B2

Course
in English
level

percorso interdisciplinare

Interdisciplinary
knowledge

forte richiesta mercato

Strong
market
demand

Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master’s degree, students need a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent foreign qualification with specific curricular requirements:

  • 24 ECTS achieved in SSD INF/01 - ING-INF/05 - ING/INF-03
  • 18 ECTS achieved in SSD MAT/01-09

An adequate knowledge of the English language is also required, at least level B2.
An adequate personal curriculum studiorum is defined in terms of knowledge, competences and capabilities in the framework of Computer Science and Information Engineering such as programming, communication networks and information systems.
The student’s knowledge verification is performed according to the methodologies described in the Regulation of the Course of Study.

The Admission Committee evaluate applications of those candidates having an Italian Degree not regulated by DM 509/99 or DM 270/2004, or with a foreign degree.

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Professions

Work context

Chief Security Officer

Is responsible for the coordination and supervision of all information security procedures, in particular those concerning the information management system of a company, the transmission/communication of information, the data-management regulations, and the identification of suitable security protocols

professioni

Work context

CyberSecurity Officer

Typical skills include building in security during the development stages of software systems, networks and data centres, looking for vulnerabilities and risks in hardware and software, finding the best way to secure the IT infrastructure of an organisation, building firewalls into network infrastructures, constantly monitoring for attacks and intrusions

professioni

Work context

Information Officer

Organisations need to make sure the information is used effectively – accurate and timely information is the basis of good decision-making. Every organisation needs to gather, store, analyse and communicate information. The work of an information officer involves managing information for an organisation, such as a government department or commercial company.

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Training

Educational objectives

  • Ability to design, implement, validate and maintain secure IT and communication infrastructures and systems.
  • Knowledge of methods and tools to support the design, implementation, validation and maintenance of secure IT and communication infrastructures and systems.
  • Knowledge of the bases of the non-IT areas that interface directly with Cybersecurity: Economic, Legal and Social areas.
  • Communication skills, both in written and oral form, in English.
  • Learning ability in order to continuously update their knowledge.
  • Ability to work both independently and in groups.
  • Ability to clearly communicate the most appropriate results and strategic lines.

Main goal

  • Principles of information security, which therefore include the basic principles and practices of cybersecurity, as well as the cryptographic principles and protocols.
  • Machine learning tools and process modeling, including machine/deep learning techniques and stochastic processes.
  • Legal, psychological and economic knowledge.
  • Finally, a suitable educational offer of optional courses allows the design of courses aimed at specific areas, such as software security, networks and cyber-physical systems.

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Project
activities

attività progettuali

Individual
training

formazione individuale

Laboratory
activities

attività di laboratorio

The most requested profiles

“IT security specialist”

“online privacy guardians”

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Scholarship

Scholarships

Call for applications for Scholarships for international students enrolling in Degree Courses completely held in English at the University of Padua for A.Y. 2020/2021.
First deadline March 7, 2020.

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