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Did you ever want to understand how a hacker works and to counter their attacks through reverse malware engineering? Are you interested in becoming an ethical hacker and help private and public sector organizations find their weak spots through penetration testing (system, web, and network)? Do you want to help fight Cybercrime and find the bad guys by conducting a forensic analysis? Or is your life’s goal to strengthen security in the industry by learning about Industrial Control Systems Security (OT)? Or do you want to understand cryptography and how it can be used to protect or attack (ransomware)? Data Privacy and GDPR provide you the essential knowledge on your way to become a Data Protection Officer (DPO). You will acquire thorough expertise in Information Security Management and threat modelling and intelligence. All of this and more is offered in this program.
As a pioneer in offering education for ground-breaking new technologies, Howest was one of the first to respond to the lack of industry-ready, practice-oriented Cyber Security Professionals by offering this bachelor program. Innovative subjects like Cyber Warfare and security in 5G, Blockchain, and AI are included.
Of course, you will also learn the basics of hardware and desktop operating systems, networks and software development including Secure Development and much more. This implies that we do not require prior knowledge or experience with IT (security) though an affinity for working with computers is, of course, a benefit