Earn a computer security master’s degree at RIT, recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
Students work with systems from the threats, exposures and risks, possible through unauthorized access in today’s networked computer environment. They outline and apply appropriate methods and mechanisms that can be used to protect enterprise data to help manage the risk of unauthorized data access, data tampering, or theft. MS students research security issues, synthesize the information, and communicate the results of the research to business and computing professionals, design and analyze basic cryptographic algorithms and protocols, evaluate security mechanisms in terms of their effectiveness, and evaluate ethical controversies and use various decision-making approaches for resolving ethical dilemmas in complex situations.
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
Associate Detection and Response Engineer; Backend Developer; Cyber Defense Solutions Engineer; Cyber Security Analyst; Cyber Security Consultant; GRC Consultant; Incident Response Analyst; Information Technology Analyst; Security Engineer; Systems Engineer
Select program hiring partners
Alarm.com, Bently Systems, CyFlare, Expel, Indeed, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LenelS2, MITRE Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Palo Alto Networks, Paychex, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Raytheon Technologies, RIT - Computing Security Department, RIT - Information Security, Security Risk Advisors, Securonix, Synopsys, The Aerospace Corporation, U.S. Department of Defense
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Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the computing security MS degree.