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Department of Information and Cyber Security

Major 125 Cybersecurity

Specialization Information and cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the key to digital economy. Therefore, the main goal of a company is to protect information resources, which are available in the information system and keep circulating through it, ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. In order to provide adequate cybersecurity it is necessary to train highly qualified experts in Information and cybersecurity. The need in such experts is inceasing  day by day due to a large number of cyberattacks, which keep getting more and more sophisticated, as IT keeps developing. The aforementioned aspects showcase  the relevance, prestige and promise of the Information and cybersecurity specialization.

Cybersecurity world leaders such as IBM, CISCO, ESET have been contracted by the department to cooperate with. So have been Ukrainian leading companies, such as  EUROTELECOM, ІNTRASYSTEMS, Svit ІТ, AVTOR, who are partners and potential employers for the department’s students. These companies define the competence that are trained in the department, and offer an opportunity of student practice and internship with further employment. Following the studying process properly, department’s alumni will be able to pursue their professional career and get a well-paid job, which will provide them with financial independence in the future.

Having graduated our department, you will be able to hold a position of: information security  expert, network security expert, security administrator and security analist. You will also be capable of getting a decent, well-paid job. 

The innovative learning content has been developed for training highly qualified experts. Thus, the student receive theoretical as well as practical training, as required by the department’s partners. 70% of all lessons are taught practically, using modern hardware and software. This approach allows to acquire the following knowledge and skills in Information and Cybersecurity :

  • Detecting and counteracting cyberattacks in information systems;
  • Being familiar with contemporary means and methods of cryptography;
  • Taking measures against unauthorized access to information systems (based on the knowledge of how  operation systems and networks function);
  • Investigating cyberincidents;
  • Being good at English. 

The aforementioned contracts between the department and the partner companies (ІВМ, CISCO, ESET, EUROTELECOM,  ІNTRASYSTEMS, Svit ІТ, AVTOR) indicate the necessity to train the professionals who are able to do everything (both theoretical and practical) for implementing and maintaining cybersecurity systems for enterprises.

The innovative learning content is implemented thanks to the department’s staff who are professionals and practise cybersecurity. Scientific potential is constantly being improved, which is indicated by the dynamic increase in the number of professors and associate professors among the department’s staff. Professionals who work in partner companies are invited to teach students and show them how contemporary systems work in practice, using live examples. They also arrange trainings and CTF cybersecurity contests. This is the very approach that allows students of our department to obtain qualified education, theoretical knowledge and practical skills, conduct scientific researches that correspond to today’s cybersecurity challenges.

In order to meet the goals, modern educational laboratories have been occupied accordingly.

Educational laboratory IBM ACADEMIC COMPETENCE CNETER “CYBER-SANDBOX”. It is based on the structure of a SECURITY OPERATION CENTER, which brings professionals, corresponding technologies and processes that ensure cybersecurity together. The following capabilities are imcluded:

  • IBM Security QRadar SIEM
  • IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook
  • Nessus.

Educational laboratory of CRYPTOGRAPHIC INFORMATION PROTECTION BASED ON THE TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDED BY “AVTOR”. The laboratory is equipped with various means of protecting data cryptographically. This allows for lessons on creating, administrating and using of cryptographic systems, VPN deployment etc. Cooperation with ESET lead to deployment of an endpoint protection system, based on their  Security Management Center technology.

Thus, students can practice their skills at network administrating, endpoint protection management etc. The aforementioned capabilities maintain distance learning possibilities.

Academic subjects taught in our department let students obtain international competence certificates of ІВМ, CISCO, Тenable.  They verify high level of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills  needed for successful employment and guarantee an income ranging from 15,000 to 45,000 UAH per month.

Hands-on trainings are arranged by the department for all 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students. Potential employers help the department in this matter.

All of that allows students to get primary experience which then lets them know how to fulfill the future job obligations, how to use and improve the knowledge and skills they acquired while learning.

The three-year long dynamics of enrolment shows the prestige of the specialization and approves the fact that the given department can train competitive cybersecurity professionals. 


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  • State University of Telecommunications - only the relevant institution of higher education in the field of telecommunications, information technology and IT
  • Free Academy CCNA courses «CISCO»
  • Provides training for reserve officers
  • The University has a certified Ukraine Academy of Hewlett-Packard
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  • The highest salaries are graduates of our University - workers in the sphere of information technologies
  • International diploma
  • Developed and effective student government
  • University laboratories equipped with equipment Alcatel-Lucent, where students gain practical skills
  • Multi-colored and rich student life
  • Provides training professionals most promising areas of IT technologies telecommunications, data protection, management and entrepreneurship
  • High levels of personnel and material support
  • The ability to study part-time and distance learning
  • The ability to simultaneously acquire two degrees from the University
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