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Military College of Signals  (MCS)
About Department

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. 
  • Mission

    To impart education to post graduate and doctoral students in different fields of Information Security while grooming them as able researchers, professionals, and developing their skills to guard against various security breaches.

    Program Objectives

  • To produce technologically proficient, business-savy information security professionals capable of applying policy, education and training to the growing need of military, government and public sector.
  • To help speedy attainment of self-reliance in the design and development of indigenous information security systems.
  • To provide a forum for exchange of knowledge, experience, and expertise amongst the professionals from various organizations and departments in Pakistan.
  • To provide a stepping stone for establishment of a national institute in the field of information security.
  • Significant Future Development Plans for the Program(s)

  • Restructuring of MS program in Information Security.
  • Enhancement of lab facilities including vulnerability assessment, Network security/monitoring and penetration testing.
  • Strengthening of relationship with industry carrying out more useful projects and increasing the job opportunities for fresh graduates.