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Department of Cyber Security  
  Dr. Adnan Ahmed Arain


The Department of Cyber Security is going to be established under the umbrella of the Faculty of Science, as a stream program of the Department of Information Technology, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Nawabshah in 2022 by keeping in view the increasing demand for this field of study around the globe. Living in the digital age means hackers and cyber terrorists have endless opportunities to exploit individuals, government institutions, and even large companies.

To defend against cyber-attacks and security breaches, top organizatons are willing to pay a lot for cyber security experts who can protect their data and remove vulnerabilities. A bachelor's degree in Cyber Security teaches students to identify computer systems and network vulnerabilities, protect computer operating systems, networks, and data from cyber-attacks. Graduates have the skills to find system vulnerabilities while building soluOons to prevent malicious attacks and the forensic knowledge to show where attacks have occurred and identify their origins. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand across a wide variety of industries such as Financial/banking, e-commerce, government, healthcare, militaryand manufacturing, where people's transactions, assets, and health records need to be protected.

Cyber security program graduates have a wide range of career opportunities. Positions that use the specialized knowledge gained from cyber security program includes network security engineers, penetration testers, security analysts, system security consultants, and network and security administrators. These positions can be found in the public and private sectors. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the market for security specialists is growing at a fast rate of 31% job increase in this field by 2026. The Department of Cyber Security offers 4 years Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Cyber security. The Department is well equipped with advanced computer laboratories and qualified faculty members. Currently, there are six (06) foreign qualified Ph.D. faculty members in the Department. The Ph.D. faculty in the department have strong academic collaborations with national/international institutions.

Degree Programmes: 1. Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

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