Interested in understanding how systems can be hacked? Interested in understanding how systems can be designed to prevent them from being hacked? Want to understand how the latest reflection attack exploits have taken down entire systems? Want to learn the right areas of Computer Security to help you have relevant and useful skills for entering a growing field of industry? This minor may be of interest to you.
Cybersecurity is focused on the technical aspects of security systems and geared for those who are enrolled in a technical program in Computer Science or related field. It covers at a detailed level technology that is used to detect security violations, technology that is used to build security appliances and technology that is used to secure applications. In addition to the prerequisites it is expected that the student will have a CS or related background and be able to program. This minor is geared towards students who want to work in a technical field of security such as penetration testing or developing secure applications or who plan to go onto graduate education in security. Inquiries should be directed to the coordinator of academic advising, Susana Garcia-Henriquez.
Cybersecurity Minor (15 credits):
Prerequisites: 9 credits
Students will be expected to complete a minimal core curriculum in the CS undergraduate program before enrolling in this minor, in order to be well prepared for the security coursework. This means students who would like to receive this minor who are not also CS majors will have to complete these courses (or show equivalent mastery) in addition to the minor requirements. Equivalent subject courses from other departments in the University will be accepted, i.e. Courant (math, computer science, etc.)
In addition to these three courses, students must take 6 additional credits from the following security courses from the School of Engineering CS curriculum and from university-wide electives. Course options include: