The department of Computing Security (CSEC) hosts the following graduate programs:
We have extensive laboratory facilities to support our graduate programs. These include computer networking, system administration, telephony and data integration, security, and projects labs that are designed to facilitate the exploration of system administration and computer networking theory and practices. Extensive testing and cabling equipment, a wide variety of network appliances, and flexible topology options – via direct connection and roll-around racks – support coursework and special projects. Network modeling software is available for design and performance experimentation. A remotely-accessible virtual environment, called the Remote Laboratory Emulation System (RLES), which is built on a cluster of Sun servers running VMWare ESX, supports study at a distance. Together, these facilities provide students with the opportunity to create, configure, and experiment with the types of networked environments used in today’s corporations.
The job market continues to look good for networking and systems administration professionals, as recently reported on Yahoo Finance (9/7/2010).
"This occupation's full title is "network systems and data communication analysts." And while it's a mouthful, it is worth remembering as it's the second-fastest growing occupation in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In simpler terms, these analysts are the folks who design and build the systems that we use to connect to the web, from work or home.
In many ways, these are the folks that make communication possible in our Internet-centric world. So perhaps it's not so surprising that they are in high demand, and will be for the foreseeable future. BLS's latest employment outlook report estimates that the profession will grow by 53.4% to almost 448,000 workers between 2008 and 2018."
So, come join us in investigating this exciting and challenging field!