A Message from the Program Director
Welcome to the Center’s website!
Our mission embraces a holistic view of the challenges associated with the increasing criticality of digital systems for human endeavor. We look to educate technologists who can engage with, and respond to, multifaceted challenges, not just with devices and systems, but also at the human level. These practitioner-professionals are a key component in the ongoing effort to secure an increasingly efficient and data- and systems-driven society.
This website is a key outlet for our support to ongoing professional development and education — please feel free to browse the resources!
Nicholas S. Rosasco, D.Sc.
Secure and reliable networks and information systems are key for daily communications and transactions within and between governments, industry, and consumers — much more so since attackers often aim to cause critical disruptions in telecommunications, banking, utilities, data storage, and transportation services.
In an age in which millions of Social Security numbers are stolen, millions of dollars are charged to stolen credit card numbers, and millions of devices on public and supposedly protected networks are regularly at risk for unauthorized access and intrusion, the cybersecurity threat requires constant training and retraining in the latest attack prevention and counterattack methods and techniques.
The affiliated graduate program — residential as well as fully online — and the cybersecurity concentration in our information technology M.S. program are taught by active and former industry practitioners with hands-on experience in protecting government and corporate information assets.