B. Sc. (Computer Science) - Cyber Security and Forensics

DETAILS

This course aims to give students the knowledge and hands-on practical skills against new-age cyberattacks and threats, including reducing cyber risks, and mitigating vulnerabilities to defend individuals, enterprises, IT infrastructure, underlying networks, and systems. This course comprises the major domains and topics that are required to monitor, detect, investigate, analyze, and respond to cyber threats including insider threats, advanced persistent attacks, compliance requirements, and other cyber-related issues impacting organizations and individuals globally. The emphasis is on basic to advanced level theories and practical application of the Cyber skills required to maintain and ensure operational readiness of secure IT infrastructure and implement necessary controls to reduce Cyber risks.

Duration

Duration of Program

3 years (6 Semesters)

Seats

Seats

*

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UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

Details

PEO1

Graduates will demonstrate technical competency and leadership to become professional scientists leading to a successful careers.

PEO2

The graduate will have the leadership qualities to handle all kinds of circumstances in diversities by providing an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning environment.

PEO3

Graduates will continuously learn and adopt new skills and techniques to overcome problems related to new technologies.

PEO4

The graduate will be able to formulate, investigate and analyze scientifically real-life problems along with an ethical attitude, which works in a multidisciplinary team.

PSO1

Perform system and application programming using computer system concepts, concepts of Data Structures, algorithm development, problem-solving and optimizing techniques.

PSO2

Apply computational knowledge to assess, design, and propose cyber security solutions and perform forensic procedures on digital systems and the cyber world.

The B. Sc. Computer Science Specialization in Cyber Security and Forensics prepares the students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows

  • Security Architect,
  • Security Analyst,
  • Cyber Security Engineer,
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst,
  • Network Security Engineer,
  • Security Operations Centre Analyst,
  • Information Security Consultant,
  • Software Developer,
  • Data Analyst, Business Analyst,

 

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni and parents to make the students industry ready on graduation.

Curriculum 2023 – 2025

 

First year:  Understanding computer systems, coding languages, data structures, algorithms and databases and studying problem-solving and troubleshooting.

Second year: Understanding of administering Windows and Linux OS, fundamentals of Cybersecurity, Web, and Application security along with specialized tools to help develop knowledge of scanning, enumeration, gathering vulnerabilities and exploiting IT systems, Applications and networks and gain technical understanding of securing them.

Final Year: Skills in Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics and Data Recovery and analysis along with Cloud Security, Risk management technologies, tools, and methods of cybersecurity.

The domains covered in these years will influence and support the final year project module and engage with the industry to work on a real-life project.

  

SEMESTER I

 

 

SEMESTER II   

 

 

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

 

Mathematical Sciences

3

 

 Discrete Structures & Theory of Logic

3

 

Fundamentals of Computer Engineering

3

 

Introduction to C Programming with Lab

4

 

Digital Electronics and Logic Design

3

 

Formal Languages and Automata Theory

2

 

Probability and Statistical Inference

3

 

Data Structures and Algorithms with Lab

4

 

Introduction to OS (with Linux)

4

 

Introduction to Database with Lab

4

 

Environmental Science

2

SLLS 0103

Leadership and Teamwork

2

SLLS 0101

Living Conversations

2

SLSG 0101

Critical Thinking and Writing

3

SLLS 0102

Learning how to learn

2

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

22

 

TOTAL

22

SEMESTER III

 

 

SEMESTER IV   

 

 

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

 

Linear Algebra & Combinatorics

3

 

Introduction to Software Engineering

3

 

Advanced-Data Structure and Algorithms

3

 

IT Network & Security

2

 

Introduction to Networking with Lab

4

 

Application Security 

2

 

Advanced-Data Structure and Algorithms Lab

1

 

Web Security

3

 

Introduction to Python

4

 

Database Security

2

 

System Administration (Windows and Linux)

2

 

Digital Forensics

2

 

Cyber Security Fundamentals

2

 

IT Network & Security Lab

1

 

System Administration (Windows and Linux) Lab

1

 

Digital Forensics -1 Lab

1

SLLS 0201

Design Thinking

2

 

Application Security Lab

1

SLLS 2001

Social Internship

0

SLLS 0202

Working with Data

2

     

SLSG 0201

Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century

3

 

TOTAL

22

 

TOTAL

22

SEMESTER V

 

 

SEMESTER VI

 

 

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

 

Cloud & DevOps Solutions

3

 

Cloud Security and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

2

 

Ethical Hacking

2

 

Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures

2

 

IT Data security 

2

 

Risk Management

2

 

Graph Database (Data Analytics & Visualization)

2

 

Seminar

1

 

IT Data Security Lab

1

 

Project-II

6

 

Ethical Hacking Lab

1

 

IoT Security

3

 

Graph Database Lab

1

 

OSINT Lab

1

 

Project-I

4

 

IoT Security Lab

1

SLLS 0301

Persuasive Presence

2

Signature 5

Choose one of the following:

3

SLSG 0306

Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship

3

SLSG 0302P

Solving Complex Problems

 

 

 

 

SLSG 0303P

Technologies of the Future

 

 

 

 

SLSG 0304P

Future Casting

 

 

 

 

SLSG 0305P

Managing Relationships and Being Happy

 

 

TOTAL

21

 

TOTAL

21

Total Credits of B.Sc. -CS Cyber Security and Forensics (2023-2026)

 

 

 

130

50% marks in class X and XII with Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Information Technology as one of the major Subject in Class XII.

Personal Interview

We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem-solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience:

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of the session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring
  • Real-world/Project based assignments
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner
  • Slow Learners Support
  • ICT-enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Certification Courses
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International).
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International).

Details

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

PEO1

Graduates will demonstrate technical competency and leadership to become professional scientists leading to a successful careers.

PEO2

The graduate will have the leadership qualities to handle all kinds of circumstances in diversities by providing an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning environment.

PEO3

Graduates will continuously learn and adopt new skills and techniques to overcome problems related to new technologies.

PEO4

The graduate will be able to formulate, investigate and analyze scientifically real-life problems along with an ethical attitude, which works in a multidisciplinary team.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)

PSO1

Perform system and application programming using computer system concepts, concepts of Data Structures, algorithm development, problem-solving and optimizing techniques.

PSO2

Apply computational knowledge to assess, design, and propose cyber security solutions and perform forensic procedures on digital systems and the cyber world.

Career Prospects

The B. Sc. Computer Science Specialization in Cyber Security and Forensics prepares the students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows

  • Security Architect,
  • Security Analyst,
  • Cyber Security Engineer,
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst,
  • Network Security Engineer,
  • Security Operations Centre Analyst,
  • Information Security Consultant,
  • Software Developer,
  • Data Analyst, Business Analyst,

 

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni and parents to make the students industry ready on graduation.

Curriculum

Curriculum 2023 – 2025

 

First year:  Understanding computer systems, coding languages, data structures, algorithms and databases and studying problem-solving and troubleshooting.

Second year: Understanding of administering Windows and Linux OS, fundamentals of Cybersecurity, Web, and Application security along with specialized tools to help develop knowledge of scanning, enumeration, gathering vulnerabilities and exploiting IT systems, Applications and networks and gain technical understanding of securing them.

Final Year: Skills in Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics and Data Recovery and analysis along with Cloud Security, Risk management technologies, tools, and methods of cybersecurity.

The domains covered in these years will influence and support the final year project module and engage with the industry to work on a real-life project.

  

SEMESTER I

 

 

SEMESTER II   

 

 

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

 

Mathematical Sciences

3

 

 Discrete Structures & Theory of Logic

3

 

Fundamentals of Computer Engineering

3

 

Introduction to C Programming with Lab

4

 

Digital Electronics and Logic Design

3

 

Formal Languages and Automata Theory

2

 

Probability and Statistical Inference

3

 

Data Structures and Algorithms with Lab

4

 

Introduction to OS (with Linux)

4

 

Introduction to Database with Lab

4

 

Environmental Science

2

SLLS 0103

Leadership and Teamwork

2

SLLS 0101

Living Conversations

2

SLSG 0101

Critical Thinking and Writing

3

SLLS 0102

Learning how to learn

2

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

22

 

TOTAL

22

SEMESTER III

 

 

SEMESTER IV   

 

 

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

 

Linear Algebra & Combinatorics

3

 

Introduction to Software Engineering

3

 

Advanced-Data Structure and Algorithms

3

 

IT Network & Security

2

 

Introduction to Networking with Lab

4

 

Application Security 

2

 

Advanced-Data Structure and Algorithms Lab

1

 

Web Security

3

 

Introduction to Python

4

 

Database Security

2

 

System Administration (Windows and Linux)

2

 

Digital Forensics

2

 

Cyber Security Fundamentals

2

 

IT Network & Security Lab

1

 

System Administration (Windows and Linux) Lab

1

 

Digital Forensics -1 Lab

1

SLLS 0201

Design Thinking

2

 

Application Security Lab

1

SLLS 2001

Social Internship

0

SLLS 0202

Working with Data

2

     

SLSG 0201

Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century

3

 

TOTAL

22

 

TOTAL

22

SEMESTER V

 

 

SEMESTER VI

 

 

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

Subject Code

Subject

Credits

 

Cloud & DevOps Solutions

3

 

Cloud Security and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

2

 

Ethical Hacking

2

 

Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures

2

 

IT Data security 

2

 

Risk Management

2

 

Graph Database (Data Analytics & Visualization)

2

 

Seminar

1

 

IT Data Security Lab

1

 

Project-II

6

 

Ethical Hacking Lab

1

 

IoT Security

3

 

Graph Database Lab

1

 

OSINT Lab

1

 

Project-I

4

 

IoT Security Lab

1

SLLS 0301

Persuasive Presence

2

Signature 5

Choose one of the following:

3

SLSG 0306

Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship

3

SLSG 0302P

Solving Complex Problems

 

 

 

 

SLSG 0303P

Technologies of the Future

 

 

 

 

SLSG 0304P

Future Casting

 

 

 

 

SLSG 0305P

Managing Relationships and Being Happy

 

 

TOTAL

21

 

TOTAL

21

Total Credits of B.Sc. -CS Cyber Security and Forensics (2023-2026)

 

 

 

130

Eligibility

50% marks in class X and XII with Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Information Technology as one of the major Subject in Class XII.

Selection Criteria

Personal Interview

INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING

We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem-solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience:

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of the session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring
  • Real-world/Project based assignments
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner
  • Slow Learners Support
  • ICT-enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Certification Courses
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International).
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International).
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