Program director:, Professor Jelena Caiko
Duration of studies::
Full Time - 4 years, Part Time − 4,5 years
Awarded Degree::
Professional Bachelor of Information Systems
System Analyst
Latvian | English

About program

Today, more and more resonant crimes are associated with cyber attacks. The consequences of hacker attacks are becoming larger, so the demand for professionals who provide information security is growing.

Today, almost every organization needs to protect information.
The main task of a specialist in the field of information security is to prevent possible problems, and not to cope with their consequences. To do this, they analyze cybersecurity risks and threats, and create and manage systems to protect against virus attacks and hacks.

Together with the development team, an information security engineer can participate in the creation of new software. For example, when developing an application, he can think over ways to protect the transmitted data, and for this it is important to understand the methods of cryptography.
In addition to technical aspects, it is important to understand the legal basis for information protection, industry and corporate cybersecurity standards.

A bachelor in Information Security should be able to work with:

  • monitoring technologies
    (for example, tracking the emergence of hacker programs),
  • content classification,
  • content filters and
  • data loss prevention tools.

In the undergraduate program, students are given general courses in computer science and methods and methods of information security. Further, students receive more specialized knowledge.

In a typical bachelor's degree in information security, students receive multidisciplinary training in their field, which also includes cryptography, hardware security, and software protection.
Sometimes these same courses are included in the master's program.

Undergraduate education in the direction of «Information Security» includes a whole range of scientific and practical knowledge about computer, automated, information and telecommunication systems. Students learn the basics of ensuring the information security of systems or system objects.

Students are also taught programming in several languages, such as C, JAVA, PHP, etc., and the legal aspects of information security.

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Success stories

  • In January 2018 I became a part of Erasmus Study program. I chose ULPGC University in Canary Islands to improve my studies. I took part of this program twice because experience and studies here are excellent!

    Alisa Karsova
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  • 2020. gada septembrī man tika dota iespēja piedalīties Erasmus+ programmā kā vieslektorei Informācijas sistēmu menedžmenta augstskolas partneraugstskolā Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences personāla docēšanas mobilitātes programmas ietvaros.

    Antonina Djakona
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  • My full name is Davron Shukurullaev. I am studying at ISMA University of Applied Sciences, a fourth-year student.

    Davron Shukurullaev
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  • I have decided to take part in Erasmus+ training mobility in one of the northern universities and I never regretted.

    Diana Zmicerevska
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  • My name is Dilmurodjon Nishonov, I am from Uzbekistan and I study Master degree of Management in Business Administration. As a student of ISMA University in Riga Latvia, I always have wide range of opportunities to study in other countries of Europe or to have a practical traineeship. This means a lot for boy from Uzbekistan who had a chance to study and travel in Europe by the help of Erasmus mobility program. Erasmus+ experience made me feel like a global citizen, I am at home in any place in the world.

    Dilmurodjon Nishonov
    Student from Uzbekistan
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Interesting to know

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Riga is a convenient hub with developed infrastructure uniting European cities

Great opportunities for internship and employment in Riga and the whole EU

A variety of leisure activities:
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ISMA is located in the largest and the most modern business center in the Baltics,
where international conferences and career days, business meetings and symposia are held

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