Departments Department of Information Security

Department of Information Security

Department of Information Security at Military College of Signals with its inherent strength of profound traditions and cherished history is the 1st ever institute in Pakistan offering MS and PhD degrees in Information Security with emphasis on Cryptology, Computer/Network Security, Information security management and Digital Forensics.


  • Established as Cryptology Dept in 1996 under the direction of Cabinet Division, Govt of Pakistan.
  • Re-designated as Information Security Dept in 2001.
  • First department in Pakistani University that offered MS/PhD degrees in Information Security.
  • Conducts short trainings, workshops and seminars on Information Security.

Head of Department Message

Dr. Faisal Amjad

Department of Information Security is educating the students in different fields of Information Security since 1997. Department of Information Security has the honor of introducing/offering MS and PhD programs in Information Security first time in Pakistan (in year 2001) under NUST. Over 100 MS and 4 PhD students have already graduated from this department. Various graduates of this department have completed their PhDs from foreign universities of high repute. Gradates of this department are serving the nation in almost all the industries of Pakistan related to Information Security. We have excellent lab facilities in the department including software tools needed for research in various areas of information security. The department has strong collaboration with various industries of information security including government and civil sector and international forums like ISACA and EC-Council. The department organizes various trainings, workshops and short courses for advanced education of our students and professionals. Department welcomes all prospective MS/PhD students in the field of Information Security.

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