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Master of Science in Cyber Security and Privacy (MS CSP)

The objective of the MS in Cyber Security and Privacy program is to create a strong foundation and detailed technical knowledge in security, privacy, and cryptography applied to computer systems, networks, and web applications. Graduates will have broad expertise in all these areas, with an option to cover not only technical but also legal, policy, and ethical aspects of security and privacy. In addition to in-depth knowledge of security mechanisms, standards, and state-of-the-art capabilities, they will also be able to design new systems and infrastructure-level security solutions.

Why pursue a Master's in Cyber Security and Privacy?

Over the next decade, the need for cyber security specialists is expected to grow rapidly in both government and private sectors, which plan significant investments to protect computer systems and networks. The reliance of critical industries such as transportation, energy or finance on computer systems and networks, coupled with a growing number of cyber attacks accentuates the need for expertise in defensive techniques against cyber threats. As larger amounts of sensitive data are being transmitted and stored electronically, and as more databases are being connected to the Internet, data security and privacy becomes increasingly important. Moreover, the ever-growing software complexity and attack sophistication has given rise to new software needs.

Why study Cyber Security and Privacy at NJIT?

NJIT has a long history of innovation in digital communications and has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency. NJIT is the only public university in the state and region that offers such a degree. With one of the most computing intensive campuses in the nation, NJIT has also pioneered new technologies as learning tools. NJIT's College of Computing Sciences has an outstanding faculty dedicated to preparing students for exciting careers. Not coincidentally, New Jersey is one of the leading states for computing and high technology businesses. Thirty of the nation's fastest growing technology companies are based in the state, and New Jersey ranks 7th in the nation as a cyberstate and 8th for venture capital investment - $3.5 billion - in information technology and software. New Jersey offers the highest median salary in the nation for information systems managers.

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