The Department of Computing Security (CSec) provides an environment where students can develop an in-depth knowledge of computing security, while working on the cutting-edge of one of the fastest growing computing disciplines. Students receive a strong foundation in the supporting disciplines of programming, multimedia, and database systems. After building core competencies, students design their area of specialization by selecting five courses from over a dozen advance study courses offered in the areas of computing security.
As new technologies emerge our faculty will continue to adapt and offer quality education using best practices in higher education. Through active learning, team projects, research, and real-world application via co-op opportunities with industry leaders, our students will receive a nationally-recognized computing security education.
RIT Computing Security Team Wins Cyber Defense National Championship
The Rochester Institute of Technology’s cyber defense team (pictured above) recently took home first place at the 2013 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition April 19-21 in San Antonio, Texas.
RIT’s team competed against nine regional winners to fend off cyber attacks while also completing other cyber-attack-based challenges and activities. The team consists of eight RIT students: Scott Smith; Bryan Delaney; Cory Baker; Stanley Chan; Lucas Duffery; Brian Seifert; Bryan Harmat; and Benjamin Andrews.
Careers in Computing Security
Jobs in computing security are found in nearly every business. From small to medium-sized firms whose line of business is not necessarily technical, but which conducts their internal business using networked computers to large multi-national firms who depend on large complex networks of servers and client computers to conduct their business and service their clients, they all need security professionals to support their computing and network infrastructure. RIT's Computing Security graduates are perfectly prepared to provide the support demanded by enterprises of all sizes as well as national, state and local security agencies.