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Specialization in Cybersecurity for MS program

The Cybersecurity Specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems with the use of cryptography to secure interactions. These concepts are illustrated with examples drawn from modern practice, and augmented with hands-on exercises involving relevant tools and techniques. Successful participants will develop a way of thinking that is security-oriented, better understanding how to think about adversaries and how to build systems that defend against them.

Cybersecurity Specialization Requirements

5 Standard Core Courses.
  • COSC 502- Computer Organization
  • COSC 504- Data and Information Structures
  • COSC 514- Operating Systems I
  • COSC 522- Discrete Structures
  • COSC 528- Design and Analysis of Algorithms

  • Addtional Requirements.
  • COSC 535- Information Privacy and Security
  • COSC 545- Software Security
  • COSC 585- Computer Communication Networks I
  • COSC 645- Applied Cryptography
  • COSC 635(Old COSC 735)- Advanced Wireless Security
  • One option of the following:
    • COSC 690- Special Topics on Cybersecurity and COSC 698, or
    • COSC 696 & COSC 697
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