American University of Beirut

 

CSE Program on Cybersecurity and Privacy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The CSE Program on Cybersecurity and Privacy at the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture addresses the accelerating risks associated with computing and surveillance in the modern era. It offers educational programs, professional training, and industry consultancies, and fosters research and innovation in​ the field.





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Associated faculty​







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A​li Chehab
Professor & Chairperson

Cryptography, Communications Security, and IoT security

Ayman Kayssi
Professor

Network Security, Privacy, Wireless Security
Imad El Hajj
Professor

Network Security and Multimedia Security
Ibrahim Issa
Assistant Professor

Differential Privacy and System Security
Hussein Bakri
Full-time Lecturer

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
Khalil Hariss 

Full-time Lecturer

Homomorphic Encryption
​and Cloud Security 

​(Expected to join in fall 2023)


Ali Chehab
Professor & Chairperson

Cryptography, Communications Security, and IoT security
 


Hussein Bakri
Full-time Lecturer

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
 



Khalil Harris
Full-time Lecturer

Homomorphic Encryption and Cloud Security
 

(Expected to join in fall 2023)


Ayman Kayssi
Professor

Homomorphic Encryption and Cloud Security
 




Imad El Hajj
Professor

Network Security and Multimedia Security
 


Ibrahim Issa
Assistant Professor

Differential Privacy and System Security
 



Cybersecurity and Privacy in the curriculum

Our comprehensive curriculum combines theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and real-world applications to prepare graduates for the challenges of the cybersecurity and privacy landscape. Leveraging the expertise of renowned institutions, we offer a cutting-edge educational experience that equips students with the necessary tools and insights. Our program also features a specialized track in cybersecurity and Privacy, which allows students to deepen their expertise and earn a degree equivalent to a minor in this field. 

Ongoing courses

  • EECE 455: Cryptography and Network Security (A. Chehab); 
  • EECE 655: Internet Security (I. Elhajj); 
  • EECE 798: Special Topics in Security Engineering (A. Kayssi); 
  • EECE 503G: Special Topics in Ethical Hacking (H. Bakri); 
  • EECE 798: Special Topics in Advanced Cryptography and Information System Security (K. Hariss); 
  • EECE 635: Theoretical Foundations of Security and Privacy (I. Issa).

Coming soon: online certificate and master's program

Online Certificate in Cybersecurity

To earn the Online Certificate in Cybersecurity, students will be required to complete a minimum of three courses from the following selection:

  • ​Informati​​​​on Assurance and Security​​​
  • ​​Applied Cryptography
  • ​Software Security
  • ​​Advanced Computer Network Security
  • ​​Distributed & Multiprocessor OS
  • ​​Advanced Computer System Security


These carefully curated courses will provide a comprehensive understanding of key cybersecurity concepts and practical skills.​

Master's in Cybersecurity and Privacy

Our master's program in Cybersecurity and Privacy will be modeled after the successful Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS) program at CMU, incorporating labs adopted from MIT. It will offer a diverse range of courses and labs, including both established and newly developed modules to ensure an up-to-date curriculum.​

The program comprises the following components​

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Note: The curriculum outline provided offers a general overview, and specific course titles and content may vary based on program development and updates.




Contact info

​For academic matters, please call us at +961-1-350000, Ext. 3520​​ or email ece@aub.edu.lb

For industry, please call us at +961-1-350000, Ext. 3486 or email msfeainstitute@aub.edu.lb​







With the generous support of the Kadifa family

Founding donors of the CSE program on cybersecurity and privacy

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