Computer Security and technologies (STI)
Information Technology and Cybersecurity Department - course taught on Bourges campus

STI engineers are fully proficient in the various information technologies and can therefore find work across the discipline's board. What's more, their expertise in cybersecurity gives them access to a range of professions.


New possibilities present themselves every day with the ever increasing changes affecting technology. Internet use becoming more widely available, smartphone use becoming the norm and the emergence of smart devices are all recent examples of these changes. At company level, the information system has become one of the cornerstones of a business for this is where much of its wealth is stored – especially through the latter's expertise with patents, and customer files. These represent valuables that hackers can get hold of through cyberattacks, which are reported at regular intervals in the press. Even if it is difficult to put a figure on the actual loss brought about by attacks on the information system, the number of companies claiming to have suffered such losses is rising constantly (20% in 2011 versus 6% in 2008).
This need to protect ourselves against cyberattacks has been stressed by the Ministry of Defence's white paper. The Atena forum reckons that several thousand information technology engineers specialising in security need to be trained every year.

The aim of the Information Technology and Cybersecurity department is to provide the theoretical, technological and practical grounding for being able to meet these needs.

Information Technology and Cybersecurity engineers at the INSA Centre Val de Loire specialise in information technology and are in charge of the development and particularly the security of new information systems.

Three Advanced Modules in Year 4:

  • CE: e-Commerce
  • IM: Multimedia engineering
  • Mob:  Mobility

Three Options in Year 5:

  • A2S: Systems Security and Administration
  • ASL: Software Security and Architecture
  • 2SU: Ubiquitous Computing Security

Programme domains:

  • IT
  • Cybersecurity
  • Development
  • IT systems
  • Networks
  • Analytical methods of information systems

Placements in France and abroad:

  • Year 4: placement or industrial assignment lasting 17 weeks
  • Year 5: 25-week placement

Double degrees:

  • Double degree with the Rabat National Institute for Information Technology and Telecommunications (Morocco)
  • Double degree with the Kenitra National School for Applied Sciences (Morocco)
  • Double degree with the Khouribga National School for Applied Sciences (Morocco)
  • Double degree with the Agadir National School for Applied Sciences (Morocco)
  • INIS (Mobile Computing, Intelligence and Security) Master with Orléans University

A2S option:

  • Network supervision engineer
  • Cybersecurity consultant
  • Cyberdefence system integrator

ASL option:

  • Overall design architect
  • R&D engineer
  • R&D engineer in information systems

2SU option:

  • System development engineer
  • C++ engineer
  • Research/development engineer