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Cybersecurity

Starting fall 2018, the Marist College new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity offers an advanced technology education for CS/ITS students interested in the application of information technology to improve the security of data processing, storage, and communication networks.  Featuring topics include cryptography, cyberwarfare, ethical hacking, penetration testing, computer forensics, mobile and wireless security, and security design/management for databases, web commerce, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.  This program is especially appropriate for students who wish to assume leadership roles in cybersecurity innovation, either as industry professionals or as preparation for graduate study in this field.  Developing an in-depth technical skill set in cybersecurity will help individuals looking to make themselves more marketable in an increasingly technology-dependent world. 

Major in Cybersecurity Areas of Emphasis:

  • Framework and Fundamental Concepts based on established cybersecurity professional standards
  • Hands-on Experience with cyber-defense tools and techniques
  • Security governance, risk management, auditing, and ethics
  • Penetration Testing of data center servers, storage, and networks
  • Cryptography, Forensics, and Cyberwarfare
  • Mobile device and wireless security

At Marist College, our on-campus/online CS/ITS faculty teaches the technology and business skills you need to work across departments. Students will learn to identify, analyze and conceptualize solutions for common information security issues facing any organization. Whether you are looking to change careers, further your education, or advance your career, the cybersecurity degree program provides the advanced professional courses necessary to enhance career development and educational opportunities.

If you wish to expand your information security knowledge and get hands-on experience with modern ethical hacking and penetration testing tools, then Marist College‚Äôs Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity is perfect for you. This degree is available as a flexible combination of online and on-campus programs.  Marist College is located in Poughkeepsie, New York. We consistently attract online and campus-based students from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, the North East, and all U.S. states as well as many countries across the world. Contact Marist to learn more about earning your cybersecurity degree from the School of Computer Science and Mathematics.

Cybersecurity Major Requirements

Cybersecurity Minor

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics' minor in Cybersecurity focuses on applying information technology to improve the security of data processing, storage, and communications within organizations. Developing a core skill set in cybersecurity will help individuals become more marketable in an increasingly technology-dependent world. The minor also provides key cybersecurity skills to students in related disciplines, such as criminal justice and pre-law.

Minor in Cybersecurity Areas of Emphasis:

  • Framework and key concepts based on established cybersecurity certifications
  • Hands-on experience in cyber-defense tools and techniques
  • Security governance and ethics
  • Penetration testing of data center servers, storage, and networks
  • Implementing data confidentiality, integrity, and authentication
  • Managing mobile device and wireless security

Cybersecurity Minor Requirements

Certificate in Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity certificate is suitable for entry-level positions in the computer science or information technology fields, senior system managers or system administrators, or technical professionals wishing to broaden their skill set or transition into security from adjacent fields such as criminal justice, business and finance, or healthcare. Practical examples of recent security breaches are discussed to illustrate  real-life applications of the course materials. Course materials fulfill curriculum requirements from the U.S. government and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), including required topics for training security professionals under the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Program established by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).  Although the certificate assumes no prior experience in cybersecurity, recommended prerequisites include familiarity with introductory programming principles and data networking; there are no specific computer language prerequisites for this certificate.