Engineering Cycle (Bac+4) – Information Systems and Cybersecurity Major

Programme Grande école Ingénieurs
4ème année
Temps plein, Alternance
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Strong demand for cybersecurity talent

The Information Systems & 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 objectives of the training

  • 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 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 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

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Focus on Jean-Michel BUSCA, Head of the Big Data & Analytics Major

An Ensimag engineer (1988) and a doctorate from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (2007), he began his career at Capgemini, where he worked as a project manager and technical agency manager on the development of online services for the general public, including the electronic directory. Passionate about science, he then turned to research, and studied at LIP6 and Inria peer-to-peer systems, coherence and large-scale data replication, and participated in the European research project Grid4All. Since 2009, he has dedicated himself to teaching and has put his experience in industry and research at the service of students.

Examples of opportunities

  • Expert in on-board equipment and systems
  • Platform and Embedded Applications Architect
  • Embedded software development specialist
  • Embedded architecture integration and validation specialist

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Updated 9 May 2022