Masters of Science in Information System Security(Msc. ISS)

Over the past few years, there have been tremendous increase in the number of cyber-attacks in Kenya and all over the world. A recent study by Strathmore University showed that there is a great shortage of IT Security professionals in Kenya. The country has rapidly grown its technological foot print and most companies are finding themselves playing catch-up with matters related to securing their IT assets.

It is against this background that Strathmore University, in Collaboration with key players in IT Security industry, has developed the Master of Science in Information System Security (MSc. ISS) course. The course is offered online and  is a two year program designed specifically to prepare for the challenging task of identifying and producing solutions to threats that endanger information system resources.

The course focuses on both technical and managerial aspects of the subject and students are trained by experts in the IT Security field.


Participants Profile

The MSc. ISS program is ideally suited for experienced information security professionals, network administrators and young graduate students who want to assume leadership positions in the information security arena. The programme focuses on hands-on experience on various aspects of information security. The programme will prepare a graduate for positions such as: Participants Profile

  • Chief Information Security Officer                                                     • Information Security Architect
  • Information Security Analyst                                                               • Incident Responder
  • Network Security Engineer                                                                   • Forensic Analyst
  • Penetration Tester                                                                                   • Malware Analyst



The following are eligible for admission into the Master of Science in Information Systems Security programme:

  • Holders of First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degrees in a Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or IT related discipline from recognised universities; or
  • Holders of other related qualifications from recognised universities, considered by the Academic Council as equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class degree in Computer Science or IT discipline; or
  • Holders of Lower Second Class degrees plus Post-graduate Diplomas or Certificates in Computer Science or IT; or • Holders of Lower Second Class degrees in Computer Science or IT discipline, with at least two years IT working experience in a business or research environment.


In addition to meeting the above criteria, it will be an added an advantage if students have:

  • Practical experience in design and implementation of computer networks and information systems.
  • Experience designing and implementing network security projects including the security policies.
  •  Experience in monitoring computers and networks.
  • A strong interest in Information Security as a career.


Why Take the Course at Strathmore University

  • State-of art facilities such as forensic labs, video conferencing facilities.
  • Qualified trainers and Internationally recognized faculty. Learn more about our lecturers here.
  • University of choice in IT and Business in East and Central Africa.


Applications for this program are open until April.

Quick Info

Ongoing Intake:

May 2023

Course Delivery

The MSc. ISS is conducted by internationally recognised experts and faculty who will employ the use of leading edge technologies such as video conferencing and state of art labs in the delivery of course content. The course is delivered on part-time basis.

What to Expect

The students will be able to:

  • Focus on both technical and managerial aspects of the subject.
  • Benefit from a blend of academic teaching, industry input and practical skill development.
  • Specialise with optional modules.
  • Engage with the universities wider cyber security


The Masters comprises of 7 modules with each module costing Ksh. 200,000.

Registration Fee: Ksh. 2500(once).

How to Apply



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