Interested in understanding how systems can be hacked? Interested in understanding how systems can be designed to prevent them from being hacked? Want to understand how the latest reflection attack exploits have taken down entire systems? Want to learn the right areas of Computer Security to help you have relevant and useful skills for entering a growing field of industry? This minor may be of interest to you.
The CSE Department has been designated as a Center for Excellence in Cybersecurity Education and Research by the NSA and has an active cadre of students specializing in Cybersecurity, some of whom are supported by the NSF through it’s Scholarships for Service program. The minor program focuses on the technical aspects of security systems and is geared for those who are enrolled in a technical program in Computer Science or a related field. It covers, at a detailed level, technology that is used to detect security violations, technology that is used to build security appliances, and technology that is used to secure applications.
The program is unique within the NYU academic community and will be of interest to many students majoring in the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s BS programs in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. It may also be appealing to some students in the CAS BA program in Computer Science or related programs.
Students taking the minor must complete several prerequisite NYU Tandon School of Engineering Math and Computer Science courses (or similar courses offered by Courant). The minor requirements then comprise five security related courses. Students may count CS/EE courses in the minor as CS/EE electives in the BS degree programs in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.
Cybersecurity is focused on the technical aspects of security systems and geared for those who are enrolled in a technical program in Computer Science or related field. It covers at a detailed level technology that is used to detect security violations, technology that is used to build security appliances and technology that is used to secure applications. This minor is geared towards students who want to work in a technical field of security such as penetration testing or developing secure applications or who plan to go onto graduate education in security.
Applying for the Minor
Apply for a minor in Albert using the link in the My Academics section of the Student Center.
Students should apply for the minor before applying for graduation. After applying for the minor, the application is then forwarded to the Home School Advising Office, Host School Advising Office, Host School Department/Program, and the Academic Dean’s office.
The departmental advisers governing the minor will have access to approve or disapprove the minor online using the Graduation Tracking Search page. If a student is registered for a course for the minor during their last semester, the adviser can still set the status to departmental approved pending current courses.