In RIT’s computing security degree you’ll learn to preserve assets, identify security vulnerabilities, prove threats occurred, and design strategies for data recovery.
Basic computer and network security awareness as well as exposure to security policy and legal issues. Strong programming skills in languages including Scripting, Python, Java, C/C++. Direct experience in a variety of computing environments on multiple platforms. Basic system administration functions. Focused specialty areas such as System & Network Security, Digital Forensics, Malware Analysis, Security Software Development, and Database Security.
Program facilities equipment
RIT students have access to hundreds of computers which are distributed over several specialty labs. These labs include: Security Lab, Air-Gap Lab, Networking Lab, the Systems Administration Lab, programming labs and database labs.
Program job titles reported
Assistant Reverse Engineer; Application Security Engineer; Cyber Security Analyst; Cyber Threat Responder; Security Software Specialist; Penetration Tester; Security Assurance Engineer; Security Consultant; Site Reliability Engineer; Threat Analyst; Technical Assessments Consultant; Vehicle Cybersecurity Engineer
Program significant points
- Our department is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in both Research and Education by National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
- RIT just received a $50M gift, of which $20M goes to cybersecurity
- Our department created the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition and now hosts the National event (NCPTC)
Select program hiring partners
Air Force Civilian Service, Air Force Research Laboratory - Information Directorate, Apple, Aruba Networks, Bayer, Datto, Expel, FireEye, Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics Mission System, IBM, Indeed, L3Harris, Liberty Pumps, M&T Bank, MITRE, National Security Agency, Palo Alto Networks, Parsons, Raytheon Technologies, RedHat, Security Risk Advisors, Tesla, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), University of Rochester, VMware, Inc., Wegmans Food Markets
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What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.
Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your computing co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your computing knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.
Students in the computing security degree are required to complete two blocks of cooperative education experience.