Undergraduate Admissions

Cybersecurity

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Defend the Digital Frontier

Make it your business to defend data, web, and communication systems from cyber-criminals, hackers, malware, and viruses. Assess, plan, design, and implement cybersecurity defenses. Learn how to construct a safer internet from the ground up.

Few fields are growing and changing faster than Cybersecurity and the future needs agile, capable, and forward-thinking experts to stay ahead of malactors and respond to threats with precision, speed, and skill. That could be you.

Customize your Degree:

Concentrations available in:

Software Security—Coding rich and technically advanced, this concentration focuses on creating software that's designed for security from initial concept through deployment. And, from the other end, trains students to detect, find, and fix vulnerabilities in existing software and applications.

System and Network Security—Hands-on and multi-layered, the concentration put you at the helm of IT systems and infrastructure protecting and securing computer systems and networks from a range of internal and external threats. This concentration involves a high degree of competency in defense strategies, security policies and controls, detecting emerging threats, and performing critical functions within a secure enterprise environment.

Crazy Smart Experiences

  • Providing ethical hacking for real clients in the IT Oxygen Enterprise
  • Playing hack-and-defend "capture the flag" in class; create your own secure network, then try to hack your classmates' networks as they try to hack yours
  • Networking, both with computers and for yourself, in national cybersecurity competitions

Create the Future with Careers like:

  • Cybersecurity response specialist
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Information analyst
  • Forensic analyst investigator
  • Ethical hacker/penetration analyst
  • Application security specialist
  • Information security engineer

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • IBM
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Tesla
  • Ford
  • US Department of Defense

Take Courses Like:

  • Cyber Ethics
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Network Administration
  • Security and Privacy

Learn more about cybersecurity at Michigan Tech!