Cybersecurity and Blockchain Concentration
About the Concentration
This interdisciplinary program covers topics related to secure and trusted computing, including data and information assurance, identification of cyber assets and related security risks and threats, measurement of system resilience against cyber-attacks, and security policy compliance and governance. Students learn the fundamental pillars of computer security and data privacy and how they affect complex engineering systems (e.g. manufacturing plants). Topics include cryptology, access control models and mechanisms, intrusion detection systems, and integrity verification mechanisms. Students also learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology, including record and hash replication, and types of blockchains (public, private, and hybrid), as well the applications in cryptocurrency and various other scientific, engineering, and business use cases.
This concentration consists of the following four courses:
COE 426||Data Privacy||Senior Standing|
|ICS 440||Cryptography and Blockchain Applications||Math 208, Stat 319|
ICS 442||Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking||ICS 343 or COE 344 or COE 353|
SWE 445||Secure Software Development||Senior Standing|