Master Profile IT Security

In addition to the KASTEL certificate for students, KIT has also been offering a Safety study profile since the winter semester 2017/2018 as part of the newly introduced study profiles.

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Advancing digitalization and interconnection are continuously changing our daily lives and now influence a significant part of our day-to-day activities. This creates many new possibilities and opportunities, but also great risks, e.g. through data theft or data manipulation as well as surveillance.

The IT Security study profile focuses on cryptographic processes and especially on their use in complex IT systems. Security plays a central role in this, but legal aspects such as data protection, privacy, and the requirements and limitations of state surveillance in the use of

security systems play a significant role.

Graduates of the "IT Security" study profile should acquire knowledge of cryptographic procedures and, above all, their use in complex IT systems. This should enable them to evaluate the security of IT systems. Through additional competences, e.g. from legal sciences, legal boundary conditions of IT security such as data protection, privacy as well as demands and limits of state monitoring in the use of security systems are taught; graduates should be able to assess these and take them into account in the development of IT security systems.