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Diplôme de formation gradué de l'Ecole Polytechnique - Graduate degree - MSc&T - Cybersecurity : Threats and Defenses

Objectif

Cybersecurity is concerned with the security and integrity of all the interconnected electronic devices that form our current modern life, from large companies to individuals.

Critical installations including servers, industrial automation, nuclear power stations, cloud computing facilities, and even the basic infrastructure of the internet itself are under constant attack.

Stories of companies being harassed by viruses and malware are frequent; huge amounts of money can easily be stolen, and valuable infrastructure pirated in a few seconds.  Often this requires virtually no investment or risk on the part of attackers, which range from individuals to hostile state-sponsored agencies.

Closer to home, everyone now uses smartphones and computers, but we are also using more and more communicating "smart" objects in our everyday lives.  Connected to the internet, these essentially render the concrete walls of our homes and businesses as transparent and fragile as glass; every citizen's privacy and way of life is at stake.

The internet culture of rapid development and innovation encourages us (indeed, virtually forces us) to release products and systems that prioritise functionality over safety.  We rush to meet new needs and markets, without the time and resources required to ensure that products are safe against current attacks, let alone future hacking techniques and threat scenarios.

Reaching a universal state of security seems impossible, but the problems of security are universal: using your laptop and protecting your own data; enabling and protecting internet access; ensuring the privacy and integrity of communications between individuals and businesses; indeed, even simply ensuring that we are connecting to the service that we think we are, and not a hostile impostor.  The technical solutions to these problems involve the methods of modern cryptography.

While the fundamental notions of security (including concepts like 'protection', access restrictions, establishing and verifying identities, and managing and transmitting authority) are common across all sorts of contexts, the reality is that there is no unique way to set up or use connected systems.  The simplicity of our expectations as users and designers is confounded by the ultimate complexity and diversity of computer, network, and data architectures.  This dialogue between the absolutes of security and the diversity of everyday experiences is at the heart of cybersecurity research and practice.

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.

There is a large gamut of jobs in cybersecurity. For a small list: security auditor, controller or evaluator; security architect; secure systems developer; penetration test expert; security consultant; information system security manager.

contenu

YEAR 1

The first part is concerned with building a common technical background for cybersecurity; adding security to this will be the task of the second period.

First period (mid-September to mid-December)

Three mandatory courses (3x4 ECTS)
INF557: From the Internet to the IoT: The Fundamentals of Modern Computer Networking
INF558: Introduction to Cryptology
INF559: A Programmer's Introduction to Computer Architectures and Operating Systems

One elective course to be chosen among (4 ECTS):
INF553: Database Management Systems
INF554: Machine learning I

Second period (January to March)

Three mandatory courses:
INF568: Advanced Cryptology
INF565: Information Systems Security
INF586: Network Security

Alternatively, 1 or 2 courses from among:
INF563: Introduction to Information Theory

Third period (March to June/August)

Research project or company internship (INF59119 ECTS

domaines d'enseignement

Informatique.

Parcours

Unités d'enseignement

UE Type d'enseignement Domaines Catégorie d'UE Credit Ects Volume horaire Responsables Periode de programmation Site pédagogique
CDD550 Rentrée Enjeux Environnementaux PA - C8 Stéphane Bouchonnet,
Anne-Sarah Socié,
Alexandre Stegner
English English PA - C8
French Français PA - C8
HFC540 Introduction to the Digital Humanities Humanités et sciences sociales Alberto Campagnolo AN3-P2
HFC541 Introduction to Science and Technology Studies PA - C8 Lidia Chavinskaia AN3-P2
HFC550B Principles and history of Geopolitics PA - C8 1.5 Matthieu Grandpierron AN3-P1
HFC551 French Crime PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Antoine Guibal AN3-P1
HFC551B Multicultural France PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Sarah Bouttier AN3-P1
HFC552 Aspects of Comparative Commercial Law PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Sabine Sultan AN3-P1
HFC553 The Myth of Paris in French Imagination PA - C8 1.5 Isabelle Schaffner AN3-P1
HFC554 Debating PA - C8 1.5 Declan Mc Cavana AN3-P1
HFC555 Introduction to French Music PA - C8 1.5 Chantal Schütz AN3-P1
HFC556 Introduction to French Politics PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Pierre-Marc Renaudeau AN3-P1
HFC556B Introduction to French Politics PA - C8 1.5 Pierre-Marc Renaudeau AN3-P1
HFC558 Introduction to French Cinema PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Isabelle Schaffner AN3-P1
HFC559 Philosophy of Science Fiction PA - C8 1.5 Jonathan Degenève AN3-P1
HFC559B Dark sides of the City of Lights PA - C8 1.5 Jonathan Degenève AN3-P1
HFC560 Paris in the Jazz Age PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Isabelle Schaffner AN3-P2
HFC561 Representing the Self: From Montaigne to Selfies PA - C8 1.5 Antoine Guibal AN3-P2
HFC562 Introduction to French Music PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Chantal Schütz AN3-P2
HFC563 The Art of Simulation PA - C8 1.5 Fabien Giraud AN3-P2
HFC564 Introduction to Geopolitics PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Elsa SEN AN3-P2
HFC564B Comparative Politics PA - C8 1.5 Elsa SEN AN3-P2
HFC565 Humour PA - C8 1.5 Declan Mc Cavana AN3-P2
HFC566 Introduction to French Politics PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Pierre-Marc Renaudeau AN3-P2
HFC567 How Technology Shapes the New Power. Politics framework i... PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Asma Mhalla AN3-P1
HFC568 Sociology of energy transitions: innovation, socio-techni... PA - C8 1.5 Claire Le Renard AN3-P2
HFC568B French cinema continued HSS - Cours AN3-P2
HFC569 Philosophy of Science Fiction PA - C8 Humanité et sciences sociales 1.5 Jonathan Degenève AN3-P2
HFC569B Dark sides of the City of Lights PA - C8 1.5 Jonathan Degenève AN3-P2
INF520 Projet de 3A de Cyber-sécurité P1 PA - C8 Informatique François Morain AN3-P1
INF539 Refresher Course in Cybersecurity and Networking PA - C8 Thomas Clausen,
François Morain
AN3-P1
INF553 Database Management Systems PA - C6B Informatique UE d'approfondissement, UE de projet. 4 36 Ioana Manolescu AN3-P1
INF557 From the Internet to the IoT: Fundamentals of Modern Comp... PA - C4B Informatique UE de base, UE d'approfondissement. 4 Thomas Clausen AN3-P1
INF558 Introduction to Cryptology PA - C5B Informatique UE de base, UE d'approfondissement. 4 36 François Morain AN3-P1
INF559 Architecture des ordinateurs et systèmes d'exploitation PA - C3B Informatique UE d'approfondissement, UE de base. 4 Francesco Zappa Nardelli AN3-P1
INF563 Théorie de l'information PA - C6B Informatique UE d'approfondissement, UE de base. Jean-Pierre Tillich AN3-P2
INF565 Information Systems Security PA - C1B Informatique UE de base, UE d'approfondissement. 4 Guenael Renault AN3-P2
INF568 Advanced Cryptology PA - C5B Informatique UE de base, UE d'approfondissement. 4 Benjamin Smith AN3-P2
INF571 Distributed Computing PA - C7 Informatique UE d'approfondissement, UE de base. 4 Bernadette Charron-Bost AN3-P1
INF571T Distributed Computing - Tutorat Tutorat Informatique
INF581 Advanced Machine Learning and Autonomous Agents PA - C4B Informatique UE d'approfondissement, UE de base. 4 Jesse Read AN3-P2
INF586 Sécurité des réseaux PA - C7 Informatique UE d'approfondissement, UE de base. 4 Thomas Clausen AN3-P2
INF591 Stage de recherche en science informatique Stages 30 Benjamin Werner AN3-P3
INF593 Internship for Cybersecurity (Year 1) Stages Informatique 26 François Morain
INF611 Long project in Cybersecurity PA - C8 François Morain
INF636 Blockchain PA - C8 4 Daniel Augot AN3-P1P2
INF637 Reverse engineering vs Obfuscation PA - C8 4 Guenael Renault
INF638 Filtering architectures PA - C8 4 François Morain
INF646 Introduction to formal methods PA - C8 Pierre-Yves Strub
INF647 C-secure programming / System security PA - C8 4 François Morain
INF648 Embedded security: side-channel attacks; javacard. PA - C8 4 Guenael Renault
INF693 Internship for Cybersecurity (Year 2) PA - C8 30 François Morain
LAN600FLE Test Français - MSc&T Langues Julie André,
Antoine Guibal
AN3-P1P2
LAN611ALL01 JE1 - Allemand Débutant Langues 3 Heidi Knörzer AN3-P1P2
LAN611FLE01 LU6_JE3 - A0/A1 - Langue française et civilisation Langues 3 Julie André AN3-P1P2
LAN611FLE02 MA1_JE1 - A0/A1 - Langue française et civilisation Langues 3 Julie André AN3-P1P2
LAN631ESP01 JE1 - B1 Espagnol Langues 3 Cristina Marinas AN3-P1P2
LAN631FLE02 MA2 - A2 - Langue française et civilisation Langues 3 Julie André AN3-P1P2
LAN651FLE01 JE1 - B1/B2 - Langue française et civilisation Langues 3 Julie André AN3-P1P2
LAN651FLE02 JE3 - B1/B2 - Langue française et civilisation Langues 3 Julie André AN3-P1P2
LGD01ANG Memes and Meaning Langues Langues 3 Julie Mc Donald,
Chantal Schütz
LGD01ESP Espagnol Débutant Langues Langues 3 Lucia Aguilar Candau,
Cristina Marinas
LGD01FLE1 Langue française et civilisation (A1) Langues Langues 3 Julie André,
Christine Le Saux,
Joy Melloul
LGD02ANG X-citing the spark Langues Langues 3 Sarah Bouttier,
Chantal Schütz
LGD02ESP Espagnol B1 - Actualidad en el mundo hispanico Langues 3 Cristina Marinas,
José Ramirez De Arellano Alonso
LGD02FLE1 Langue française et civilisation (A2) Langues Langues 3 Julie André,
Pascale Ribardière,
Jalal Zaïm Mounajed
LGD03ANG Human Beans Langues Langues 3 Meghann Cassidy,
Chantal Schütz
LGD03FLE1 Langue française et civilisation (B1) Langues Langues 3 Julie André,
Antoine Guibal
LGD04FLE Langue française et civilisation (C1/C2) Langues Langues 3 Julie André,
Antoine Guibal
MIE554 Business Models for Impact in a Digital World PA - C7 Management, Innovation et Entrepreneuriat 4 Thierry Rayna,
Benoit Tezenas Du Montcel
AN3-P1
MIE555 Fundamentals of Strategy and Innovation PA - C1B Management, Innovation et Entrepreneuriat Mette Knudsen,
Julie Mayer
AN3-P1
MIE556 Introduction to Marketing and Strategy PA - C6B Management, Innovation et Entrepreneuriat 4 Philippe Ginier-Gillet AN3-P1
MIE562 Case Studies on Innovation PA - C4B Management, Innovation et Entrepreneuriat 4 Philippe Ginier-Gillet AN3-P2
MIE564 Entrepreneurship : practical cases and research by sector... PA - C3B Management, Innovation et Entrepreneuriat 4 Antoine Souchaud AN3-P2
MIE566 Startup and large companies : building a bridge for innov... PA - C8 Benoît Decreton AN3-P2
MScT-SPO550 Postural Sport (Well-being activity) Sport
MScT-SPO551 Volley Sport
MScT-SPO552 Swimming Sport
MScT-SPO553 Boxing Sport
MScT-SPO554 Climbing Sport
MScT-SPO555 Football Sport
MScT-SPO556 Rowing Sport
MScT-SPO557 Badminton Sport
MScT-SPO558 Weight training / Cross training Sport
MScT-SPO559 Horseback Riding (Gallop 4 level min) Sport
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