Cybersecurity

School of Computer Science & Mathematics

Being one of unique institutions with a true major in Cybersecurity, this program is designed to do more than teach you about the industry. It is designed to create a path for you to impact the future of cybersecurity. With the faculty leadership, cutting-edge technology, and hands-on experiences that this program offers, you’ll not only earn your place in the industry – you’ll change, improve, and navigate the cybersecurity industry even further into the future.

Become the Next Leader in Cybersecurity Through an Advanced Curriculum

Looking to make a difference in the future of cybersecurity? Our curriculum is designed to provide you with the tools to assume leadership roles in cybersecurity innovation. You’ll learn about:

  • Fundamental concepts based on established cybersecurity professional standards
  • 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

We offer a major, minor, and certificate in Cybersecurity, so choose the option that best suits your future goals.

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Become the Next Leader in Cybersecurity Through an Advanced Curriculum

Looking to make a difference in the future of cybersecurity? Our curriculum is designed to provide you with the tools to assume leadership roles in cybersecurity innovation. You’ll learn about:

  • Fundamental concepts based on established cybersecurity professional standards
  • 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

We offer a major, minor, and certificate in Cybersecurity, so choose the option that best suits your future goals.

"Wanting more experience in my field, I was able to join the Marist/IBM Joint Study which I had been interested since sophomore year. Here, I am researching Quantum Computing and how to code in it. I am so grateful for what Marist has given me so far, and I believe Marist has prepared me to succeed."

DeAnna Singer
Cybersecurity Major, Minors in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Criminal Justice

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"Wanting more experience in my field, I was able to join the Marist/IBM Joint Study which I had been interested since sophomore year. Here, I am researching Quantum Computing and how to code in it. I am so grateful for what Marist has given me so far, and I believe Marist has prepared me to succeed."

DeAnna Singer
Cybersecurity Major, Minors in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Criminal Justice

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Faculty Who Lead in Cybersecurity Innovation

At Marist, you’ll be studying in a hands-on learning environment with faculty who are experts in the cybersecurity industry and are determined to continue to enhance the discipline.

In fact, Dr. Casimer DeCusatis, who leads cybersecurity education and research for the School of Computer Science and Mathematics and oversees the Security Operations Center, has decades of research and education experience in cybersecurity. Having worked as an IBM Distinguished Engineer and IBM Master Inventor, Dr. DeCusatis has over 150 patents and has co-authored more than 200 technical papers, book chapters, and encyclopedia articles.

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Faculty Who Lead in Cybersecurity Innovation

At Marist, you’ll be studying in a hands-on learning environment with faculty who are experts in the cybersecurity industry and are determined to continue to enhance the discipline.

In fact, Dr. Casimer DeCusatis, who leads cybersecurity education and research for the School of Computer Science and Mathematics and oversees the Security Operations Center, has decades of research and education experience in cybersecurity. Having worked as an IBM Distinguished Engineer and IBM Master Inventor, Dr. DeCusatis has over 150 patents and has co-authored more than 200 technical papers, book chapters, and encyclopedia articles.

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Apply Cybersecurity Classroom Principles in our Security Operations Center

At Marist, we believe that a quality education includes frequent opportunities to practice techniques and learn by doing in a safe and hands-on environment. Our Cybersecurity students get the most use out of our Security Operations Center – a cybersecurity hub that allows you to practice hacking, prevent automated breaches, master cyber-defense technology, and conduct research on cybersecurity methods alongside experienced faculty.

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Cybersecurity students utilize the Security Operations Center to studying attacks against electric power plants, hacking airplanes from the in-flight wifi, securing wireless medical devices such as insulin pumps, and study cybersecurity of smart cars and home assistants.


 

Mandy Ambroise
Cybersecurity Major, Computer Science Minor

Follow Cybersecurity major, Mandy Ambroise on a tour of her typical day on the Marist campus. Mandy shows us around campus and what she experiences on a daily basis: her dorm in Lavelle Hall, North End Dining, and the Hancock Center, including the state-of-the-art Security Operations Center.

Mandy Ambroise
Cybersecurity Major, Computer Science Minor

Follow Cybersecurity major, Mandy Ambroise on a tour of her typical day on the Marist campus. Mandy shows us around campus and what she experiences on a daily basis: her dorm in Lavelle Hall, North End Dining, and the Hancock Center, including the state-of-the-art Security Operations Center.

Internationally Recognized Career Destinations in Cybersecurity

After their education with Marist, our Cybersecurity students go on to careers with internationally recognized organizations all over the globe. Below are only a few examples of the career destinations our Cybersecurity students work with:
Logos of Cybersecurity internship locations: IBM, Homeland Security, Tesla, USAA, Morgan Stanley, and Lenovo
Logos of Cybersecurity internship locations: Verizon, Apple, Google, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and the FBI
Image of Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient and Marist alum Kulvinder Lotay.

Enrolling at Marist College marked Kulvinder’s first visit to the United States. At Marist, he declared a major in computer science and a minor in cybersecurity. His journey to the US sparked his interest in travel which, combined with his interests in emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence, have manifested into an impressive career venture. Lotay, along with his fellow confounders, have been recongized among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology for their software Pilota, which uses artificial intelligence to measure travel risk, like the odds of flight delays. Since launching in 2019, the company has analyzed over 200,000 flights.

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Enrolling at Marist College marked Kulvinder’s first visit to the United States. At Marist, he declared a major in computer science and a minor in cybersecurity. His journey to the US sparked his interest in travel which, combined with his interests in emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence, have manifested into an impressive career venture. Lotay, along with his fellow confounders, have been recongized among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology for their software Pilota, which uses artificial intelligence to measure travel risk, like the odds of flight delays. Since launching in 2019, the company has analyzed over 200,000 flights.

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At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.

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Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience

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Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges

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Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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