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College of Engineering and Computing

Computer Science and Engineering

Cybersecurity: Information Assurance and Security Certificate

Educational Objectives

A few years after graduation, students completing the IA concentration should be:

  • Contributing to their communities and society with innovations in cyber security technology and applications and an understanding of contemporary technological issues
  • Advancing in their careers through their knowledge of cyber security, by communicating and working effectively as team members and by interacting responsibly with others in society
  • Applying cyber security concepts to the general area of their degree
  • Continuing their professional development through professional study and research

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of cyber security concepts, models and technologies to computer systems.
  • Students will understand cyber security risk management, threats and countermeasures and apply this understanding to develop cyber defense strategies.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to design cyber security capabilities to meet organizational needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, and ethical expectations.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

Contact Csilla Farkas at in order to apply.

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