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MSU “Cybersecurity” students to learn from US universities

Mariupol State University participates in a special programme to improve higher education in cybersecurity from a USAID project. MSU was one of 14 higher education institutions in Ukraine selected by the project experts.

The programme includes training and refresher courses for educators at participating universities who specialise in cyberspace protection. Training will start this summer and last for three years. It will be taught by leading teachers from American institutions - Purdue University and Florida International University.

New knowledge will enable teachers at the Mariupol State University to teach students in “Cybersecurity” using modern methods as early as next academic year. In addition, the programme includes the development of university-based cyber training grounds to provide young people with practical skills.

This wonderful initiative is extremely important for our university, as we are located in the area of the Joint Forces Operation. Together with the Ukrainian security services, we defend sovereignty and national security. I am confident that the programme will contribute to the quality of the graduates who will defend Ukraine,

– MSU Rector Mykola Trofymenko.

Information space is one of the most important elements of national security. Mariupol State University trains cyberspace defence specialists in a speciality unique to Donetsk region since 2017. Students learn how to ensure the information security of citizens, organisations, enterprises and institutions, taking into account possible external influences, possible threats and the level of development of information protection technology.

Considering the politico-military situation in which we currently find ourselves, training professionals capable of organising and maintaining information and cyber security is a necessity. Priority areas in cyber defence are the security of government information resources, personal data of citizens and businesses. As the experience of developed countries shows, the need for such professionals is only increasing over time,

– Head of the Mathematical Methods and Systems Analysis Department Tetiana Shabelnyk.


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