Cyber Security Concentration

Concentration in Cyber Security

Students may declare a Concentration in Cyber Security after completing CS 2123 Data Structures with a grade of "C-" or better. All candidates for the Concentration in Cyber Security must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the Computer Science degree requirements including, as part of the computer science electives in item B in the degree requirements, the following course:

  • CS 2433 Principles of Cyber Security

plus three additional courses selected from the following:  

  • CS 3433 Computer & Information Security
  • CS 4353 Unix and Network Security
  • CS 4363 Cryptography
  • CS 4643 Cellular and Mobile Technologies
  • CS 4653 Software and Malware Reverse Engineering
  • CS 4663 Distributed and Cloud Systems Security
  • CS 4673 Cyber Operations
  • CS 4683 Secure Software Development and Analysis

All courses in concentration are elective courses. See catalog for more details about prerequisites.

What can I do with a "Cyber Security" concentration?

Cybersecurity refers to a set of techniques used to protect the integrity of networks, programs, and data from attack, damage, and unauthorized access.

Example of Cybersecurity:

Government agencies, the military, corporations, financial institutions, hospitals, and other groups collect, process, and store a great deal of confidential information on computers and transmit that data across networks to other computers.

With the growing volume and sophistication of cyber attacks, ongoing attention is required to protect sensitive business and personal information, as well as safeguard national security.