Jan 2, 2010

Master Programme in Information Security, Lulea Tekniska Universitet

Information has become one of the most important assets of an organization or a company. To protect information is one task of great importance in business. This program is designed to provide the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, and to emphasize the business considerations and consequences of effective information security management.

During the first year of your studies important concepts within the area will be defined, for example Information Security, Safety, Critical Systems, information classification, and risk analysis. Other important issues are techniques to transfer information between users in business and how transferring can be made in a secure way. You also gain knowledge of professions and roles from a security perspective, important standards used and research within the area.

The function of cooperation and collaboration and the system for decision making are important when working with security. Many companies offer their services online and the concept e-services and security risks that exist within this area are elucidated. The firs year is completed by performing work in a company.

During the second year you learn more about safe e-services, safety, critical systems, Internet security and information security management. The thesis is also written during this last year

Master in Information Security

Distance learning
Your distance studies will entail communication with teachers and other students via e-mail, a free videoconferencing program, telephone, chatting and other appropriate means. An important medium for distance studies will be the course room provided by Fronter, the joint web-based teaching platform at Luleå University of Technology. Here, information including course information, study guides, links, class lists and recorded lectures will be provided.

Labour market
The number of networks and databases are increasing and at the same time new global information systems are used. The security aspects have become more and more important and complicated.

Within the area of marketing, sales and services using the Internet new systems dealing with security issues will be needed.

The development of E-services when authorities and citizens communicate over the Internet requires that the authentication systems are safe: New systems must be developed.

Examples of working options: Information Security Manager or Information Security Engineer

Do you want to know more?
You can study this program on campus or by distance. A web-based learning management system and a free video conference program are used. You must have access to a computer with a headset (a web camera is optional) and permission to install software. An Internet connection (minimum 64 Kbps) is required.

For more information, please contact
Lars Furberg
Phone: +46 (0)920 491730
E-mail: Lars.Furberg@ltu.se

Harriet Nilsson
Phone: +46 (0)920 491686
E-mail: Harriet.Nilsson@ltu.se
» Programme homepage

Sören Samuelsson soren.samuelsson@ltu.se 0920-491822
Lars Furberg lars.furberg@ltu.se 0920-49 17 30
Harriet Nilsson harriet.nilsson@ltu.se 0920-491686


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