The program Master of Science in Cybersecurity at UoB aims to give the knowledge to the students in the area of computer systems, communication networks & systems, computer based security systems, cryptography, cybercrimes, digital forensics, optimization techniques, and research methodologies. It places special emphasis on developing the technical as well as generic skills so that the students are well qualified for immediate employment and can effectively contribute to the technological advances in network security, precisely cyber security. The program also seeks to prepare the students to develop the scientific research skills in their area of interest.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. This agency published in its website that Oman is ranked third in the world for countries best prepared for cyber-attacks, according to the Global Cybersecurity Index. In the report Oman was cited as a country with some of the best organizational practices thanks to its High Level Cyber Security Strategy and Master Plan, and Comprehensive Roadmap. Its strengths include the organizational structure, legal measures, capacity building, technical and procedural measures, and regional and international cooperation.
Cybersecurity became an attractive area in the last few years. The graduates with MSc in Cybersecurity will advance in their career in the area of cybersecurity. Also, will be able to contribute In addition, they will be also be able to contribute to the development of the society through research, and/or and professional practices.