The Master of Science in Computing Security at Rochester Institute of Technology gives students an understanding of the technological and ethical roles of computing security in today's society and its importance across the breadth of computing disciplines. The degree enables students to develop a strong theoretical and practical foundation in secure computing, preparing them for leadership positions in the computing security industry, academia, or research careers, or to pursue a more advanced degree in a computing discipline.
The courses offered by this degree are suited to the opportunities available in both the private and public sectors. In the private sector, a considerable number of opportunities exist with banking institutions, cyber-social applications, and private investigation professional service vendors. The courses we offer around web and application security audits and forensics will be significant for these areas. In the public sector, the law enforcement and healthcare verticals will benefit significantly from the network security, forensics, and cryptography modules we have on offer. To highlight this point further, our experience from engaging with government entities shows that there is a strong demand for homegrown cryptography solutions, especially in the hardware encryption and decryption space. Similarly, with the rapid adoption of smart city technologies, offering a course related to big data and sensor security will be significant. The use of AI tools and techniques which are covered in the courses will empower individuals with the skills and approach needed to successfully contribute to the transformation of their organizations.
Offering the degree program in concert with local private and public institutions and fulfilling their research appetite, developing their workforces, and enhancing the competence in selecting and deploying security solutions is an important consideration for Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai.
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