NEW Concentration starting Fall 2010
Isn’t it time for you to start thinking about “CyberSecurity?”
In light of all the things happening around us related to Cyber Security, FDU is offering students an option to major in Computer Science with a new concentration in CyberSecurity.
Our CyberSecurity curriculum has been designed to lay a solid foundation in computer science and mathematics. This concentration for the computer science major has been based on carefully chosen courses in the Computer Science and Mathematics and Physics department and will be further strengthened by adding courses in network and data security. There is a provision for internships that will provide practical experience in the field. The College at Florham enjoys the proximity of several computer science and information technology companies in the area and a number of CS and Mathematics students have had internship positions with these organizations. The department will continue to build and strengthen ties with these organizations with a view to expand experiential learning opportunities for the students in the field of cybersecurity.
Courses in this concentration will cover a range of topics from an overview of Computer Security, Foundations – Access Control Matrix, Policy – Security Policies, Confidentiality Policies, Integrity Policies, Hybrid Policies, to Implementation – Information Hiding Techniques – Steganography, Digital Watermarking, Cryptography, Fingerprinting, Key Management, Cipher Techniques, Authentication, Access Control Mechanisms, Confinement Problem, User and System Security, Data Security, Copyright, Digital Certificates, Digital Rights Management.
Offered by the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
Students opting for the cybersecurity concentration will include the following in their choice of electives:
Additional elective courses to be selected from the 2000 or higher level offerings in computer science
As part of the humanities and social science requirements, students will opt to take PHIL1003 Ethics and SOCI2306 Crime and Criminology