‘Cybersecurity Ventures’ projected that the cost of cyber-threats will rise to $6 trillion annually by 2021. It isn’t just the number of cyber security attacks that is increasing but the degree of these attacks is also on rise. According a PwC report, these attacks are “becoming progressively destructive and target a broadening array of information and attack vectors.”Increase in the prevalence of cybercrime attacks on business organizations, government infrastructures and individuals, has emphasized the importance of Cyber Security. In fact Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly central facet of national security strategy. Both private and public sectors are relying on cyber security professionals to keep personal and professional information safe.A recent CSIS survey of IT decision makers across eight countries found that 82 percent of employers report a shortage of cyber security skills and 71 percent believe this talent gap causes direct and measurable damage to their organizations. Also Global Information Security Workforce Study reveals that the global cybersecurity workforce shortage would reach around 1.8 million unfilled positions. Specialization in Cyber Security will equip students with right set of skills to combat ever increasing cyber-crimes. Further, this specialization aims to enhance the value of graduate degree in terms of career advancement, higher income and increased job security.
Learning outcomes of this track:
By the end of this course, students will develop skills to:
- Design cyber security tools and security applications in the field of Information technology and security analysis
- Apply penetration testing to exploit and investigate vulnerable systems
- Forensically investigate Linux and Windows systems
- Carry out in-depth analysis of modern malware samples using Static and Dynamic analysis techniques
- Perform Quantitative and Qualitative risk assessment on the identified risk
- Security analyst
- Security engineer
- Security administrator
- Security architect
- Security specialist
- Security consultant
- Cyber forensic investigator
- Intrusion detection specialist
- Computer security incident responder
- Web application security analyst
- Network security engineer
- Technical Security Analyst
- Information Security Consultant
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
- To provide technical expertise in Computer Science & Engineering and infuse soft skills in our students to facilitate them professionally.
- To transform graduates into industry-ready professionals and competent researchers.
- To imbibe high standard of ethical and professional conduct, positive attitude, team spirit and societal responsibilities.
- To up skill our students and tune them for performing efficiently in various roles of their social, professional and ethical obligations.
Programme Outcome (POs)
- Scholarship of Knowledge: Acquire in-depth knowledge of specific discipline or professional area, including wider and global perspective, with an ability to discriminate, evaluate, analyse and synthesise existing and new knowledge, and integration of the same for enhancement of knowledge.
- Critical Thinking: Analyse complex engineering problems critically, apply independent judgement for synthesising information to make intellectual and/or creative advances for conducting research in a wider theoretical, practical and policy context.
- Problem Solving: Think laterally and originally, conceptualise and solve engineering problems, evaluate a wide range of potential solutions for those problems and arrive at feasible, optimal solutions after considering public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental factors in the core areas of expertise.
- Research Skill: Extract information pertinent to unfamiliar problems through literature survey and experiments, apply appropriate research methodologies, techniques and tools, design, conduct experiments, analyse and interpret data, demonstrate higher order skill and view things in a broader perspective, contribute individually/in group(s) to the development of scientific/technological knowledge in one or more domains of engineering.
- Usage of Modern Tools: Create, select, learn and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
- Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Work: Possess knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, recognise opportunities and contribute positively to collaborative-multidisciplinary scientific research, demonstrate a capacity for self-management and teamwork, decision-making based on open-mindedness, objectivity and rational analysis in order to achieve common goals and further the learning of themselves as well as others.
- Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply the same to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, manage projects efficiently in respective disciplines and multidisciplinary environments after consideration of economical and financial factors.
- Communication: Communicate with the engineering community, and with society at large, regarding complex engineering activities confidently and effectively, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation by adhering to appropriate standards, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
- Life-long Learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in life-long learning independently, with a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to improve knowledge and competence continuously.
- Ethical Practices and Social Responsibility: Acquire professional and intellectual integrity, professional code of conduct, ethics of research and scholarship, consideration of the impact of research outcomes on professional practices and an understanding of responsibility to contribute to the community for sustainable development of society.
- Independent and Reflective Learning: Observe and examine critically the outcomes of one’s actions and make corrective measures subsequently, and learn from mistakes without depending on external feedback.
Programme Specific Outcome
PSO 1 Acquire deep knowledge of Computer Science & Engineering with specialized areas of Data Science and Cyber Security.
PSO 2 Identify research areas and provide solutions to complex engineering problems for the advancement of society.
PSO 3 Enable the students for premium National/International jobs, pursue research career, entrepreneurship and to become responsible global citizens.