Why study Cyber Security in Nijmegen?

Computer security is a topic of growing importance, as IT affects ever more aspects of our daily lives. Businesses and government rely on IT to an ever larger degree. Both assessing the security of existing IT solutions and developing more secure solutions for the future pose major scientific and societal challenges. The Master's specialisation Cyber Security covers a broad range of topics that is important for computer security. This includes topics in computer science (software, computer networks, and hardware, especially smart-cards and RFID), but also mathematical aspects (cryptography and security protocols), as well as organizational and management issues, legal aspects, and societal issues (in particular privacy).


Why study Cyber Security? 

  • You will be taught by the best cyber security experts in the Netherlands.
  • Our research in Cyber Security is unique in its broad range, which is reflected in a diversity of courses.
  • With the authorship of both AES and SHA-3 and many candidates in the 2nd round of ongoing NIST competitions (8 in post-quantum and 6 in lightweight), our group is one of the world leaders in cryptographic design.
  • Internationally, we are leading in the research fields of real-word cryptography, side-channel analyses, software security, and privacy.
  • In Radboud University’s interdisciplinary research institute on digitalization and society, iHUB, we tackle the broader societal issues around the increased digitalization of the world around us.
  • The job opportunities are excellent: some of our students get offered jobs before they have even graduated and almost all of our graduates have positions within six months after graduating.

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Why Radboud University

Cyber Security developments at Radboud University

Our society relies on ICT to an ever-larger degree, making cyber security a topic of growing importance. Over the last decade, Radboud University has made a name for itself in this field both in and outside the country. The Digital Security Group revealed security flaws in the chip-card used for public transport smart cards like the London Oyster and the Dutch OV-chipkaart. Researchers of our group also found security vulnerabilities in commonly used car immobiliser systems.

Currently, we’re leading the development of the IRMA card, an ID card that will give users the freedom to only reveal those personal attributes that are needed for a certain purchase, and so better protect their personal data against misuse. Also, our experts are involved in the development of the Networking and Cryptography library (NaCl), a new easy-to-use, high-speed and high-security software library for network communication, encryption, decryption, digital signatures, etc.

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