The degree has a strong technical profile and the teaching is oriented towards the practical application of the knowledge acquired, without neglecting solid theoretical foundations and even subjects oriented towards management and business development profiles.

General Competences

  • Ability to analyze and synthesize. Ability to project, model, calculate and design security solutions for information and communications systems in all areas of application.
  • Problem solving. Ability to solve, with the acquired knowledge, specific problems in the technical field of information security, networks or communications systems.
  • Ability for critical reasoning and critical evaluation of any information protection system, any information security system, network security and/or communications systems.
  • Ethical commitment. Ability to design and implement technical and management solutions with ethical criteria of responsibility and professional ethics in the field of information security, networks and/or communications systems.
  • Ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice, within the framework of specific infrastructures, equipment and application, and subject to specific operating requirements.
  • Research skills. Ability to innovate and contribute to the advancement of principles, techniques and processes related to their professional field, designing new algorithms, devices, techniques or models useful for the protection of public, private or commercial digital assets.
  • Know, understand and apply the methods of cryptography and cryptanalysis, the fundamentals of digital identity and secure communications protocols.
  • In-depth knowledge of cyber-attack and cyber-defense techniques.
  • Know the technical and legal regulations applicable to cybersecurity, their implications in the design of systems, in the use of security tools and in the protection of information.
  • Understand and apply cybersecurity methods and techniques applicable to data, hardware, communications networks, databases, software and information services.
  • Design, implement and maintain an information security management system using reference methodologies.
  • Develop and apply forensic investigation methods for the analysis of cybersecurity incidents or risks.
  • Ability to perform the security audit of systems and facilities, the analysis of risks derived from cybersecurity weaknesses and develop the certification process of secure systems.
  • Ability to conceive, design, implement and maintain cybersecurity systems.
  • Ability to develop clear, concise and reasoned plans and projects in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Know the mathematical foundations of cryptographic techniques and to understand their evolution and future trends.
  • Gather and interpret relevant data in the area of computer and communications security.
  • Know the role of cybersecurity in the design of new industries, as well as the particularities, restrictions and limitations that must be undertaken to obtain a secure industrial infrastructure.
  • Ability to analyze, detect and eliminate vulnerabilities, and malware susceptible to use them, in systems and networks.
  • Ability to develop a business continuity plan following norms and reference standards.
  • Ability to identify the value, both economic and otherwise, of the institution’s information, its critical processes and the impact that the interruption of these would produce; and also, the internal and external needs that will allow to be prepared against security attacks.
  • Ability to envision and focus the business effort on cybersecurity-related issues, and with a viable monetization.
  • Be able to plan in time the periods of detection of incidents or disasters, and their recovery.
  • Adequately interpret the sources of information in the field of computer criminal law (laws, jurisprudence and doctrine) at national and international level.
  • Know how to identify the personnel profiles necessary for an institution according to its characteristics and its sector.
  • Knowledge of companies specifically oriented to the security sector in our environment.
  • Ability to understand the meaning and application of the gender perspective in the different fields of knowledge and in professional practice with the aim of achieving a more just and egalitarian society.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in Galician language.
  • Sustainability and environmental commitment. Equitable, responsible and efficient use of resources.
  • Assume as a professional and citizen the importance of lifelong learning.
  • Value the importance of information security in the socioeconomic progress of society.

(Regulated by Royal Decree 861/2010).

  • Students should demonstrate possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education and is usually at a level that, despite relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the forefront of their field of study.
  • Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competencies that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving within their area of study.
  • Students should be able to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
  • Students should be able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences.
  • Students should have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.