Cyber-security - post-master degree


(formerly Information Security)

Accredited by the Conference of Grandes Ecoles

Accredited by the Conference of Grandes Ecoles


On-line Applications

  • Currently being listed on the National Register of Professional Qualifications (RNCP 2017)


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This post-master degree was placed first in the "telecoms, networks and systems security" category of the 2017 Eduniversal (SMBG) ranking.

Course directors:
CentraleSupélec : Frédéric TRONEL et Valérie VIET TRIEM TONG
IMT Atlantique : Hélène LE BOUDER et Romaric LUDINARD

Programme objectives

The concept of information security covers several methods, techniques and tools designed to protect the resources of an information system in order to ensure the availability of its services, data confidentiality and system integrity. The goal of this post-master of Cyber-security is to train highly qualified managers able to comprehend all facets of the issues relating to information security.

Advantages of IMT Atlantique

The Post-Master of Cybersecurity is offered at the Rennes campus of IMT Atlantique and CentraleSupélec, by lecturers from the "Network Systems, Cyber Security and Digital Law" department (SRCD) and the "Information and networks security" team.

Students in this programme obtain a double degree and benefit from the features of both schools: internship offers, alumni associations, job forum... They also benefit from the proximity of internationally renowned research centres working out of the Rennes-Atalante tech hub. These constitute the "Image and Networks" global competitiveness cluster certified in 2005 by the French government where "network security" is a strategic focus. In the field of information security, the Rennes region is home to the Information Literacy Centre of the Ministry of Defence's Procurement and Technology Agency (DGA MI), a hub for consultancy and research in the sector. This high-level environment is of considerable benefit to the Master of Cyber-security programme.


In the design and delivery of the programme, this master's has benefited from the faithful support of partners since its creation:

  • The Information Literacy Centre of the Ministry of Defence's Procurement and Technology Agency (DGA MI) in Bruz
  • OBS Consulting & IT&L@bs (Orange Business Services - Rennes)

The new name "Cybersecurity" reflects the significant changes taking place in the field of information security. At the creation of this master's in 2002, it was one of the first programmes to be offered in this area. Since this time, the awareness of information security in industry, parliament and government led to the "National Security and Defence" white paper in 2008 then the second internal security performance law, 'LOPPSI 2', in 2010. Thus, the demand for skills in this area has not waned.

Candidate profile

Scientific graduates at master's or honours level with three years professional experience or equivalent. A fundamental knowledge of IT and networks is required.

Required qualifications :
- A degree from an engineering or business Grande Ecole
- A graduate degree: research master's or professional master's, (DEA or DESS)
- A bachelor's or second-year master's degree, with at least three years of professional experience with management responsibility (maximum 25% of the class)
- An equivalent qualification from a foreign institute

Programme information:

Hélène Le Bouder
Courriel : helene.le-bouder -AT-
Romaric Ludinard
Courriel : romaric.ludinard -AT-

Administration Contact:

Application fees: €150

Tuition fees may be covered by in-service training funding organisations such as, Pôle Emploi, the French National Employment Agency (FNE) or a student loan granted by banks according to their specific conditions.