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If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What's more, you deserve to be hacked. — White House Cybersecurity Advisor, Richard Clarke


Fast Facts

  • Alliance of Computing, Information and Automation (ACIA) faculty are gathered from the Computer Science Department, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and the School of Technology.
  • The demand for cybersecurity professionals is expected to increase by 20 percent through the year 2020.
  • Michigan Tech's cybersecurity curriculum combines both theory and applied research across multiple computing disciplines, preparing graduates to succeed as a cybersecurity professional or researcher.
  • Faculty research has been funded by the NSF, DOE, NIH, DARPA, Microsoft, Google, and others. Five faculty members and an alumnus have received NSF CAREER Awards.

Graduate Programs in Cybersecurity

The study of information security has been generally focused on foundational areas of information confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The MS in Cybersecurity program provides the students opportunities to pursue cross-disciplinary graduate study of theories with the knowledge of science, engineering, and technology that would help advance the workforce in information security.

Students will select one of three concentrations within the Cybersecurity program, which are tailored for students of different backgrounds:

  • Trusted Software Engineering (TSE)
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
  • Network Security Management (NSM)

The curriculum design spans from individual computer units to networking as well as industrial control protection. We promote a training and research environment instilled by the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Technology, in all aspects from theories, engineering, to current practice of security industries.