Engineering Cycle (Bac+4) – Cybersecurity Major

Engineering Cycle
4th year
Full-time, Work-study
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Head of the Cybersecurity Major

Cybersecurity Major

Strong demand for cybersecurity talent

Presentation of the Cybersecurity Engineering Cycle

The Defensive Cybersecurity major spans two years, the 2nd and 3rd years of the engineering cycle. While, the teaching in the second year is generic and covers a wide range of skills that allow students to learn how to design, build and manage information systems, the second year is dedicated to defensive cybersecurity. The latter was created in partnership with Microsoft, Orange Cyberdefense in order to train future talents in cybersecurity. It is the first cybersecurity course to include a unique focus on identity. The major was awarded the SecNumEdu label by ANSSI (Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information) in August 2018.

The need for cybersecurity talent is growing in large global companies. In the Information Systems & Defensive Cybersecurity major students understand computer security and cybersecurity issues and learn to develop the technological knowledge needed to deal with cyber threats. How to build an Active Directory, an Azure Active Directory, how to develop an ISS security policy, etc. are all essential skills for a cybersecurity expert.

The objectives of the Cybersecurity Engineering Major

Mastering software engineering and system modeling

Master object-oriented and distributed programming, systems and mobile programming, web technologies and enterprise application development and integration

Acquire the essential skills in information systems management and IT project management

Understand IT infrastructures and computer networks


The IS major provides a broader understanding of digital investigation and teaches students to apply the most appropriate analysis methodology to a given situation.

  • Advanced web technologies
  • Advanced databases
  • Operating systems
  • Computer networks
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Management of information systems
  • Computer network security
  • Cryptography
  • Identity and access management in Microsoft environment
  • Security in Windows
  • Incident Response, Forensics and Reverse Engineering

This training is also available as an APPRENTICESHIP.

Examples of jobs’ opportunities

  • Consulting and expertise, to support the transformation of the company and the integration of new IT tools.
  • Product professions, to develop new tools, software, packages in response to the needs of users and companies.
  • Production jobs, to administer the information system and ensure the availability of IT resources and applications.

The person in charge of the major – Zouina ALLANIC

An engineer with a DEA in Computer Science from the Pierre and Marie Curie University and a PhD from the Paris-Sud Orsay University (1997), she began her career at Six Financial Information as an IT Project Engineer in the design and development of real-time applications. She also has several years of experience in IT crisis management and incident response related to the field of stock market information.

Passionate about digital education, Zouina Allanic managed the IT department of the Paris campus of a large French group specialized in private digital education. She also created a startup in Edtechs to raise digital awareness among young people and help them understand the technological world around them.

The program

2nd year of the Engineering Cycle (S7 & S8)

Advanced web technologies30h
Advanced databases30h
Operating systems30h
Computer networks30h
DevOps and SRE30h
Elective 1: Microsoft C# 28h
Elective 2: Mathematics for Data Scientists24h
Machine learning I16h
Machine learning II16h
Information systems security I 24h
Management of information systems16h
Computer network security 28h
Conferences : following the news of the year

3rd year of the Engineering Cycle (S9)

Cybersecurity policies, norms, standards and methodologies20h
Information Systems Security II20h
Windows Security22h
Identity and Access Management16h
Hybrid Identity Security24h
Incident Response, Forensics and Reverse Engineering28h

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Updated 26 January 2024