Software & System Security

The Software & System Security specialisation is run by the IT Faculty ‘ISTIC’ at Université de Rennes.

Students enrolled for this specialisation complete a Master’s in Computer Science, Cybersecurity track.

The selection of this specialisation is made at the beginning of the academic year.



With this specialisation, students are trained to become cybersecurity specialists and manage information system infrastructure security projects, develop security applications, and carry out technical security audits.This is an innovative programme which focuses on software, system, and network security.

Training programme objectives

Subjects such as security, reverse engineering, network and protocol security, cryptography, and security management are studied in detail to steer students towards jobs such as security engineers or security researchers.

The first year of the Master’s concentrates on reviewing IT system design. Syllabus: object-oriented analysis and design, compilation, project management, and a software development project.

In the second year, students specialise in system infrastructure security.

Acquired skills

  • Master operating system, network and protocol security
  • Secure information system infrastructures
  • Develop security applications
  • Carry out technical security audits
  • Understand and anticipate cybersecurity threats
  • Expertise in environmental vulnerabilities (cyberdefense)


Find out more about the courses taught in this Master’s (their description, their teaching goals, the teaching team, etc.).

Employment opportunities

Post graduates enter the work force as information system infrastructure security specialists and are recruited in positions where they design, create, and ensure the robustness and the security of complex IT architectures.

CyberSchool has solid research links enable students to continue their studies to PhD level.

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