The Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity (Digital Security) has been designed to address the needs of companies in the field of cybersecurity. This training is part of the national dynamic aimed at strengthening the computer security activities of the state and of economic and organizational entities. Large enterprises, start-ups of the Cyber Campus and research professors have come together to define the necessary skills and teachings within the framework of the Bachelor’s Development Council.
Initiated by the French President, the Cyber Campus is a flagship for cybersecurity, bringing together the main national and international players in the field. In particular, it makes it possible to host companies (large groups, SMEs), government departments, training organizations, research bodies and associations on the same site.
In 2022, EPITA’s Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity obtained the official degree level. It brings a better international access and recognition, and it means that the qualification will be certified and accredited.
Cybersecurity, EPITA’s long-standing expertise
In 1989, EPITA students first graduated from its initial two Majors: SR which became Système, Réseau et Sécurité (SRS) and IA which became Data Science and Intelligence Artificielle (SCIA). In 1999, the school created its Laboratoire de Recherche en Sécurité & Système (LSE). To meet the growing demands of French companies in the field of computer security, the school created in 2015 SECURESPHERE by EPITA, a continuous training offer dedicated to cybersecurity. The ANSSI awarded the SecNumEdu label to EPITA for the SRS major in 2017 and SecNumEdu “Continuous training” in 2018.
In 2012, the French Ministry of Defense and the Citizens Reserve for Cyber Defense chose EPITA, the engineering school in computer science, to experiment with a cyber reserve model to operationally assist the French government and the Armed Forces in the event of a major crisis. In 2016, the Cyber Defense Staff announced the launch of the Cyber Defense Reserve, under the authority of Vice Admiral Arnaud Coustillière, at the ICT & Geopolitics event organized by EPITA. In March 2019, the school formalized its long-standing commitment to the fight against cybercrime, by becoming a partner of the Garde nationale.
The students of the Système, Réseau et Sécurité (SRS) major are involved in various cybersecurity and cyber defense actions at a national level. They have been participating in the annual joint full-scale exercise DEFNET since 2012 and they design the Forensic Challenge each year with the sponsorship of the Cyber Defense Command of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, for the International Cyber security Forum (FIC). In addition, and for the 3rd consecutive year, they are writing the White Paper “Cybersécurité & Innovations” in collaboration with “Les Assises de la Sécurité”.
The students of the Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity will benefit from the school’s numerous partnerships to discover, train and then evolve in all areas of cybersecurity and cyber defense.
The Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity allows students to acquire the fundamentals of digital technology while specializing in cybersecurity right from the start of the program. The curriculum includes many projects that go beyond the simple application of the lessons, giving students the opportunity to build technical, human and professional skills.
The courses will take place in part on the Cyber Campus site located at La Défense. The program will be taught by teachers and research professors from EPITA but also with the involvement of professionals and researchers from the Cyber Campus member organizations.
Two internships are planned at the end of the first and second years, and the third year can be completed either as an apprentice or as a student with a long internship. The search for internships and apprenticeships will be greatly facilitated by the network of Cyber Campus member companies.
- Discrete Mathematics & Fundamental Computing
- Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
- Digital Science Engineering
- Algorithms, Languages (C & Python), Networks, Systems (Linux & Windows)
- Physical Sciences for Digital Science
- Systems Architecture
- Human, Social, Legal & Communication Sciences
- Project work
4 week internship
- Graph Algorithms and Applications
- Programming languages: advanced C, Web Dev, Python for security
- Advanced Networks
- Open Source Information Collection (OSINT, Pentest)
- Software tools for security
- Network Mapping (Pentest) Cryptology & Cryptography
- Machine Learning Algorithms
- Communication Techniques, General Law & RGPD
- Project Management
- International Experience
9 to 10 week internship
Student or Apprentice status
- Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity
- Attack Techniques
- Cryptology Engineering
- Pentest, Threat Intelligence
- Forensic and Malware Analysis
- “Operational Security” workshop (SIEM, SOC, CERT/CIRT)
- Contract law, Ethics and Digital and Geopolitics of the Internet
- Research project
24 week internship or apprenticeship
Beyond a program of excellence, a real professional training
- Specialization in the field of cybersecurity from the first year
- Possibility of an apprenticeship in the third year
- A program built in partnership with the companies of the National Cyber Campus
- Courses taught by research professors from our “Laboratoire Sécurité & Système” and corporate contributors .
In addition to a perfect command of computer technologies, EPITA graduates are also capable of evolving within a company. Depending on their aspirations and job opportunities, they will be able to choose between a career path of technical expertise or one in management.
They could, for example, work in one of the following professions following their Bachelor’s degree:
- Junior Security Architect
- Security Development Specialist
- Security Operation Center (SOC) Analyst
- Cybersecurity Consultant
- Security Coordinator
- Malware Analyst
Our partner companies
EPITA’s goal is to train professionals who are immediately operational in companies and are capable of evolving as technical experts as well as in managerial or commercial functions. Companies are essential partners in the training and education at EPITA. These strong relationships, both with partner companies and a network of alumni, enable us to cooperate on our research projects and to create teaching modules..
Admission and Application
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EPITA Bachelor scholarship
EPITA launches the creation of a scholarship for students enrolled in the Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity.
This scholarship will be granted to 20 students, i.e. 40% of a class. It constitutes a financial aid complementary to personal contributions, ranging from 1500€ to 3750€/year, which represents 20% to 50% of the tuition fees.