Cybersecurity at Stevens

As the need for data security increases in all industries including medicine, banking, and homeland security, the demand for professionals with knowledge in the areas of information assurance and computer security continues to grow. In 2003, as part of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, the White House identified as a top priority the necessity of maintaining a pool of well-trained and certified IT security specialists through providing comprehensive training and education.

While cryptographers strive for the best possible solution to a security issue, the implementation of their work is too often restricted by technological limitations, cost restraints and human factors that were not considered as part of the original design process. For effective solutions to gain practical relevance, the end users must be willing and able to use the technology, and the solution must provide a significant economic benefit. The Stevens program in Cybersecurity integrates the science, technology and management skills you will need to design, create and apply these innovations.

The Cybersecurity program at Stevens is one of the few undergraduate programs that address these issues. Our unique program combines work in computer science and mathematics with a security-driven focus, creating the kind of interdisciplinary atmosphere that is essential to finding creative, effective solutions to issues of security and information assurance. Student seeking careers in this growing field will find the Stevens program offers a well-rounded range of courses that will prepare them for the evolving challenges they will confront in the field of cybersecurity.

A degree from Stevens will ensure that you will examine and participate in the full cycle of innovation. You will see that at Stevens your research becomes reality through the collaboration of students, faculty and industry partners as they bring new technologies to market.

For any questions, you may email the Program Director Prof. Susanne Wetzel at [email protected].