Information Security: Computer Systems Information Security

Place of Study: Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science in Information Security
Duration: 2 years
Language: English
Application Deadline: 04 August 2024
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in IT, computer science, with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English
Tuition Fee: 569,000 rubles per year

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Program description

The master’s program in information security focuses on training top-quality professionals in the area of information security. The program offers seven specializations, with Computer Systems Information Security being taught entirely in English. 

The program covers a set of problems related to ensuring the information security of computer systems, cyber-physical systems, etc., and is meant to advance students’ knowledge in computer science and a range of cybersecurity technologies. The program trains professionals to take on cyber- and information security leadership roles in IT companies, government agencies, and scientific organizations.

The curriculum includes the following subjects: computer security management and risk management, cybersecurity threat assessment and vulnerabilities identification (web, networks, operating systems), cloud computing and IoT security, cryptography, and research. It produces highly-skilled and sought-after professionals. During the research, students acquire leadership and research skills that help them become open-minded specialists and real inventors.

The program aims to develop learning outcomes related to real-world tasks and to provide skills for the analysis, design, and development of secure and safe computer systems and cybersecurity systems.

The master’s degree includes a set of core courses that provide the necessary skills in cybersecurity: information security laws and regulations, risk management, operating systems, web software development (and web-security), database security, cryptography, cloud computing technologies and security, computer networks and security, machine learning in cybersecurity and mobile systems security (IoT security).

Graduates of the program are ready to start a wide range of IT careers, such as information security auditors and defense analysts, managers at IT companies, or the government sector. During the study of soft skills, key professional and research skills are developed, helping graduates to start their own projects or continue to study for their DSc.


Career prospects

Graduates of the program may hold such positions as information security experts, information security auditors and analysts, heads, and deputy directors for information security. The industry’s demand for experts in this field is very high and it is expected to grow in the future. In the digital age, information security has become extremely crucial not only for people but also for companies and large corporations. That is why computer security specialists are in such continuous demand both in private and public economic sectors. The Master’s degree program in Information Security focuses on training highly-qualified professionals in the area of information security. Students have an excellent opportunity to learn from top-ranked professionals ready to share their experience in the field of information security.

Our graduates work at Kaspersky Lab, Positive Technologies, Dr. Web, Sberbank, Gazprom Neft, and many others.

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Student reviews

Want to know more? Read the stories of international students at the Information Security program to learn more about the major and their experiences:


"I have always been interested in computer security, and this program focuses on training professionals in cybersecurity.

Here students acquire competencies in different topics and issues of information security

and other promising fields of science and technology, multi-agent systems, cryptosystems, and intelligent systems."


Jorge Medina, a student of the Information Security​ program




"Digital technologies are growing rapidly, and the safety and security of these technologies is the primary pillar.

I’ve learned a lot of new things in the two years of the program – communication skills, public speaking, negotiation skills,

blog writing, the art of thinking, Russian language, and a lot more."


Shahzad Ahmed, a student of the Information Security​ program





"ITMO provides high-quality education and research,

which has led it to be one of the most popular and high-ranked universities in Russia and the world."



Mahdi Akhlaqi, a student of the Information Security​ program





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