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Concentration in cybersecurity

If a student opts to do a concentration they usually do so in their junior year. Students will need to contact their advisor to add the concentration and to discuss the requirements. Students will then be placed into a new plan code that corresponds with the chosen concentration. The concentration will appear on the transcript once the graduation requirements are met.

Concentration in cybersecurity

The goal of this concentration is to provide students the knowledge, skills and the advanced development capability in science and engineering for cybersecurity, including computer and network security, software security, data and information security, applied cryptography and computer forensics. Students will have a competitive advantage to pursue graduate study in related research areas or to secure employment. There are also a number of competitive scholarships available with this program. See http://ia.asu.edu/education.php for details. See catalog description.

Cybersecurity Course Prerequisite Changes

  1. Fall 2020 CSE 466: Computer Systems Security prerequisite update: Starting fall 2020 Computer Sci BS or Computer Systems Engr BSE major; CSE 310 with C or better; CSE 365 with C or better OR Software Engr BS major; CSE 365 with C or better; SER 222 with C or better OR Computer Sci & Engr or Software Engr graduate student. Students graduating fall 2020 and spring 2021 will not be held to the new prerequisite of CSE 365 and may request an override through https://fultonapps.asu.edu/override/ 
  2. Fall 2020 CSE 467: Data and Information Security prerequisite update: Starting fall 2020Computer Science BS or Computer Systems Engineering BSE major; CSE 310 with C or better; CSE 365 with C or better OR Computer Science and Engineering or Software Engineering graduate student. Students graduating fall 2020 and spring 2021 will not be held to the new prerequisite of CSE 365 and may request an override through https://fultonapps.asu.edu/override/ 
  3. Fall 2020 CSE 468: Computer Network Security prerequisite update: Starting fall 2020 Computer Science BS, Computer Systems Engineering BSE, or Software Engineering BS major; CSE 365 with C or better; CSE 434 with C or better OR Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering graduate student. Students graduating fall 2020 and spring 2021 will not be held to the new prerequisite of CSE 365 and CSE 434 and may request an override through https://fultonapps.asu.edu/override/ 
Cybersecurity concentration requirements

A minimum of 15 credits with a “C” or higher in cybersecurity and related areas are required.

Required Courses

CSE 465 or CSE 365 as of Fall 2018: Information Assurance (3) – REQUIRED

All three IA courses:

  1. CSE 466: Computer Systems Security (3) – offered in Fall term
  2. CSE 468: Computer Network Security (3) – offered in Fall term
  3. CSE 469: Computer and Network Forensics (3)- offered in Spring term

Elective Courses

1.  CSE 434 will be the elective.  It is already required as part of the CSE degree.

In addition, students are encouraged to complete a project in cybersecurity in their capstone courses (CSE 423/424).