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Cybersecurity: Threats and Defenses Master




The Cybersecurity: Threats and Defenses program is based on the École Polytechnique's trademark interdisciplinary approach, and provides you with necessary expertise in all aspects of cybersecurity -- be it hardware or software.  It is a complete program for future experts in computer security, and for all activities in which protecting data or privacy is essential. Adapting to new threats and finding new defenses will be your day-to-day challenge.

Online piracy is a growing and universal concern for people, companies and governments. As hackers grow more agile, cybersecurity professionals become indispensable to every industry.  The rapidly growing demand for high-level cybersecurity experts has inspired l’X to dedicate a full program to it by creating the Cybersecurity: Threats and Defenses Master.

The two-year graduate degree, fully taught in English, is designed to be professionalizing. While you acquire the tools and techniques during the first year, the second year focuses on “real world” application. Throughout the two years, students also get the opportunity to connect with industries, thanks to two internships and on-the-ground experience with researchers from l’X and visiting lecturers.



Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.
Candidates with other degrees may be considered, provided that they have a strong background in the mentioned subjects. 




Students from the Cybersecurity: Threats and Defenses Master train to manage cybersecurity issues, whether directly or by creating adapted software.  After graduating, they can access a wide range of high-level jobs, from security auditors to system developers, to security architects, etc.




Tuition fees for 2018/19 are 15 000 € per academic year.