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Program Details

Building on the Master of Science in Computer Science program core, this concentration is intended to provide the foundation and focused knowledge for those interested in the systems security field. Protecting vital enterprise computer systems from unauthorized change, improper access, theft of information and monetary theft can become even more important with the rapid growth of networking, the Internet and e-business. 

This concentration presents an overview of computer systems security, and is designed to offer the opportunity to attain education competencies in developing a security policy, formulating an implementation plan, designing and implementing security measures and monitoring and managing computer systems security.

Graduates with a Computer Systems Security concentration can expect the following outcomes:

  • Assess the need for, and make recommendations on the technical requirements necessary for the implementation of an effective security infrastructure
  • Recommend and defend the implementation of security components at the operating system and network level to include considerations for cloud computing and virtualization
  • Develop effective enterprise level security policies, standards and procedures including business continuity

Requirements

Baccalaureate degree earned with a CGPA of 2.0 or higher. Transcripts. A solid foundation in mathematics, computer science, and the student’s concentration area is required. Students must have an intermediate level of ability to program in a current object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Java. Interview. Resume. Entrance essay.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Restrictions

Not authorized for residents of MA, NJ, and NY.