Information Security is a multi-disciplinary field that integrates information technology and regulation to secure the computed data as well as networking systems. The course for M. Tech in Information Security is designed with the purpose of instructing candidates about the ideologies and fundamentals of information security and the reasons why it is important in today’s time.
The course offers candidates a broad viewpoint along, with a training in information security. They are instilled with the necessary understanding and knowledge related to the vast field of information security. M. Tech. in Information Security is a 2 year full-time postgraduate programme which has four semesters. The course is carefully designed to attain technical knowledge that enable the students to grow into competent information security professionals. There are 6 core courses, 5 electives, 2 audit, 1 term paper/seminar and 4 lab courses. The students are required to do two project based learning courses of 6 credits each during second and third semesters. The students are also required to take 3 elective courses during first semester and 2 elective courses during the second semester of 3 credits each. The 4th semester is for Dissertation/Industrial Project/Entrepreneurial Project of 16 credits. The total requirement for the programme is 68 credits.
The main objective of the programme is to train the students to preserve security caused due to the increase in information threats in various organisations from technological growth and information sharing. M. Tech in Information Security offers a brilliant career pathway to learners who have passion to know more about security challenges and solutions as well as practicing security analytics, cyber security, and related tools and technologies. This programme exposes the students to various security related courses like computer and information security, cryptography and cryptanalysis, network and mobile security. Hands-on in these courses are also included with each subject, which improves the practical knowledge of the students. There are three verticals that have been identified for specialisations: application security, threat intelligence, and security analytics. Students are exposed to various tools for secure communications, analytics, and threat management.