What is Cybersecurity at WVU like?
Our Cybersecurity major will teach you to recognize issues in cybersecurity and develop your knowledge in data, software, system, human, organizational and societal security. You'll learn ethical aspects and cyber laws related to each of these cybersecurity areas.
Required courses in computer science and computer engineering provide a foundation of fundamental knowledge. You’ll study secure software development and host-based cyber defense, and attacks and countermeasures. Interdisciplinary courses in cryptography, information ethics and cybercrime add a well-rounded perspective on the field.
When you graduate, you’ll be able to:
- identify current problems and threats in cybersecurity
- detect and analyze cybersecurity attacks and practice defense strategies against them
- write secure software
- analyze networks and network security
- plan, implement and assess security protection mechanisms in computer systems and networks
WVU is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the U.S. National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
Cybersecurity program highlights:
At a Glance
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
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