Cyber Security

Master of Science in Computer Science with specialization in Cyber security course offered by the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala, aims at offering a high standard curriculum in allied disciplines of Computer Science. The  course opens to candidates a wide range of job opportunities in the vast arena of the cyber world both nationally as well as internationally. This include IT and govt. organizations, cyber forensics labs, cyber crime investigation agencies, banks, research labs and so on. The course offers employment prospects in areas of network security, digital forensics, ethical hacking, cryptography, computer system security, bio-metrics, mobile phone security, etc.. It aims to provide candidates a foundation for preparing them in becoming professionals as well as empowered citizens who aid in protecting data and making the world cyber-attack free.

Some of the job profiles which the graduates can aim for after completion of the course are: Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Information Security Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, Application Security Analyst, Infrastructure Security Analyst, Computer Crime Investigator, Incident Responder, ethical hacker, malware analyst, forensic investigator, penetration tester, cryptologist, security software developer, Disaster Recovery Analyst, Network Security Engineer, Security Architect, Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Security Code Auditor, etc..

The duration of the programme is 2 years and the courses are carefully designed to attain technical aspects that enable the students to grow into competent Cyber Security professionals. There are 11 core courses, 4 electives and five lab courses. The students are required to do a minor project of 2 credits each during 2nd and 3rd semester. The students are also required to take one elective course during second semester and three elective courses during the third semester of 3 credits. The 4th semester is for project/internship of 18 credits. Students are required to undergo an industry or research oriented project in any leading IT or R &D organizations. The total requirement for the programme is 72 credits.

Eligibility

Entry-level requirement is a minimum score of 60 percentage marks OR CPI/CGPA of 6.5  or above in 10 points in the  Bachelor’s degree in any branch  of Engineering / Technology / Science  with  Mathematics as  a Subject of study. The students of Cyber Security specialization are expected to have studied Mathematics during the +2/pre-university also.

A candidate with CGPA less than 6.5 will also be eligible if the equivalent percentage for graduation is above 60% as per the respective university norms for conversion from CGPA to percentage. In such a case, the candidate will have to produce the official document or percentage equivalence certificate from the respective university showing CGPA to percentage conversion norms, at the time of admission. Students who have scored less than 60% in their graduation degree are not eligible for admission to the courses of IIITM-K.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST communities are eligible for applying if they have minimum pass marks in the qualifying examination. SEBC candidates of Kerala State who are certified as belonging to non-creamy layer are eligible for 5% relaxation in the minimum required marks for qualifying examination, provided that the candidates have passed the examination.

Number of Seats

The number of seats for this program is 40.

Courses

The student is required to earn 33 credits from the following 11 core courses:

Elective courses

The elective courses are offered in the 2nd and the 3rd semesters. There will be only one elective in the second semester and three electives in the third semester.

Core courses

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Mathematics for Cyber Security
  • Cryptology
  • Introduction to Computer Architecture and Operating      System
  • Problem Solving with Python
  • Machine Learning for Cyber Security
  • Advanced Computer Networks and Security
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Advanced Computer Networks and Security
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Secure Data Management
  • Ethical Hacking and Network Defence
  • Python Programming Lab
  • Cryptology Lab
  • Cyber Security Lab
  • Data Analytics Lab
  • Ethical Hacking and Digital Forensics Lab
  • Mini Project I ( Semester II )
  • Mini Project II ( Semester III )
  • Project & Viva Voce

Electives for semester II

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Web Technology
  • Computer Vision
  • Applied Cryptography

Electives for semester III

  • Advanced Cryptology
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Artificial General Intelligence
  • Biometrics
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cognitive Psychology in Cybersecurity
  • Digital Image Forensics
  • Information Retrieval
  • Malware Analysis
  • Mobile Application Security and Penetration Testing
  • Online Social Networks and Security