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Message from the Chair of the Cybersecurity Department

The Cybersecurity department was established as one department of the school of Engineering computing and informatics in Dar Al-Hekma university in the academic year 2018/2019.

The Cybersecurity department offers the program of Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity which is a four-year program with 136 credit hours towards graduation. It prepares students to deal with computer viruses, malware and scams, and to protect personal privacy and organizational data from hackers and cyber criminals by setting policies and controls of ethics and risk management. Students learn how to create, operate, analyze, and penetrate computer systems and networks to ensure their security. The first batch graduated from the program was in academic year 2021/2022.

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity curriculum has been designed with an input from cybersecurity experts to meet the recent ABET Accreditation Criteria and ACM/IEEE guidelines for cybersecurity programs. It includes multiple industry-recognized certifications that are built into the curriculum to support the students’ resumes.

Hashim Alaidarous, PhD

Chair, Department of Cybersecurity

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