Competencies acquired by people who obtained the masterly degree in Informatics Security are for job positions of high responsibility that are needed in all projects requiring consultancy, analysis, design, management, and marketing of medium-large information systems. The graduate in Informatics Security will be able to operate in various application areas for the design and management of computer and telematic systems and for the study of new systems and applications. These job positions will be available in all kinds of private and public companies using IT technologies and requiring particular attention to security and privacy issues. The main market segments involved are: banks, insurance companies, logistics and transport, healthcare, public administrations, telecommunications and media, service companies, industry. More precisely, referring to the ISTAT 2008 Professional Classification scheme, the masterly degree in Informatics Security will prepare for the following professional profiles.
Management consultants for the design of secure information systems, for risk management and the application of rules and standards
Role in a professional context: Professional figures in this category operate in the vast sector of consultancy aimed at the management of information systems and business management. They combine knowledge of information technology with knowledge of project and business process management, an in-depth knowledge of information security issues, relevant regulatory and legal aspects, and the main development trends both in technology and in related disciplines such as privacy and risk analysis.
Skills associated with this professional profile: Professional figures in this category have specific skills in the field of technologies and methods for IT security and interdisciplinary and management knowledge, which are both needed for mastering not only the more technical aspects but also the needs deriving from the management of information systems, from the positioning of market, and from commercial needs and business strategy in the context of the IT sector.
Employment opportunities: Professional figures in this category carry out highly specialized professional activities in the field of business consultancy aimed at companies and the public administration, where they support company management and information systems management by dedicating themselves to project management or by participating to strategic projects that require not only specialized technical skills but also managerial and interdisciplinary level knowledge.
Project leader in Business Information Systems
Role in a professional context: Professional figures in this category deal with the management of IT security-oriented projects within business information systems. The typical functions are those of a technology expert who must be able to structure a project, organize it into phases, coordinate activities and technical personnel, manage a dedicated budget, select resources and tools, manage relationships with suppliers and consultants, and operate in compliance with the planned deadlines.
Skills associated with this professional profile: Professional figures in this category have interdisciplinary, technical, and managerial skills, to be able to direct and organize a complex activity both in terms of technological and management aspects. Starting from a technical-scientific training, these professional figures have additional skills such as project management skills, economic and legal skills, and risk management skills associated with the life cycle of a project.
Employment opportunities: The structured management of projects within information systems is needed in all companies, which often are forced to use external figures due to the lack of internal figures. To this purpose, many companies frequently request young professionals to be included in their workforce who have both technical and management skills able to cover roles of a higher level than that of technical specialist.
Specialists in the design of IT systems, application software, web and multimedia services with advanced IT security requirements and secure data management
Role in a professional context: Professional figures in this category are experts in advanced IT security issues related to both to the critical systems and resources of a company (data centers, highly reliable systems, intellectual property, sensitive data) and to the most innovative technological solutions. These professional figures deal with technological aspects for which an extremely in-depth knowledge of technologies and evolutionary trends on a global level is required. They are therefore fundamental in cases where the ability to analyze highly complex and specific technological scenarios is required.
Skills associated with this professional profile: Professional figures in this category are high-level specialists with knowledge on all specific aspects of the major innovative technologies. Advanced skills of this type may be required in all areas of computer security, ranging from secure programming with the application of advanced methodologies of static and dynamic analysis, analysis of malicious code available on Internet, advanced encryption techniques, to advanced data protection techniques, and innovative methodologies for the monitoring and testing of applications.
Employment opportunities: The IT sector is characterized by the presence, in many big and small companies as well as in the consultancy sector, of technological excellences which aim at researching and applying the most innovative solutions. This happens in the management of datacenters, in the design of interactive applications, in sectors with a high use of technology such as precision mechanics, pharmaceutical or biomedical, in web services and in the development of applications for mobile devices. In all these cases, the management of business information systems requires highly specialized professionals who deal with complex scenarios, where there is the need of using recent or specific technologies, or complex scenarios presenting highly difficult problems.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) specialists
Role in a professional context: Professional figures in this category are experts in the use of ICTs in various operational contexts, on which the master degree in Informatics Security is largely based. These professional figures integrate the ability to develop sophisticated IT applications with knowledge of operational problems in various application contexts (industrial automation, information systems, digital communication, decision support, and so on) dealing with the design, management, and maintenance of complex IT applications.
Skills associated with this professional profile: Professional figures in this category have an excellent basic skills, a broad knowledge in various sectors of the ICT, are familiar with the scientific method of investigation, have high modeling skills, know how to use mathematical tools that can be used in the support of their computer skills, manage group activities, operate independently, and are able to easily integrate into work environments.
Employment opportunities: The level of knowledge and skills achieved will allow graduates in Informatics Security to carry out functions of high responsibility in the context of projects involving consultancy, analysis, design, management, maintenance and marketing of medium-large information systems. Graduates will be able to operate in the context of various application fields for designing and managing information systems and for studying new systems and applications. This activity can take place in all areas of the public and private sectors that use information technology. The main market segments involved are: banks, insurance companies, logistics and transport, healthcare, public administrations, telecommunications and media, service companies, and industry.Employment statistics (Almalaurea)