Securing the information assets of an enterprise depend on more than just a solid technical foundation. It requires an overall security management approach that combines the business needs of the enterprise, the technical and business risks associated with those information assets, the relevant legal issues, and how the systems interact with people: the developers, the system managers, and the internal external users. The MS-Cyber Management track is based on a solid technical background, enhanced with these business and management skills.
Professional Opportunities: As a graduate of this program, you'll be ready for a career that emphasizes the management of a team of cyber-security experts, working with both the technical experts and management to secure the information assets that are key to the business objectives of the enterprise. Typical positions would include IT Risk Manager, IT Security Manager, and Chief Information Security Officer (CIS).
The cyber security management track is tailored to professionals with strong technical backgrounds who are interested in managing computer security within IT organizations. The track’s three management courses (CS 6833, 6823, and 6883) address the fundamentals of information security management, including risk management, legal issues, policy, and operational best practices, as well as the basic business principles that drive the security decisions. The curriculum focuses on integrating security technology with the appropriate management methodology needed in today’s complex environments.
Required Courses to Complete Cybersecurity, MS Degree with a Management Track
Computer Science: 3 core course totaling 9 credits
Security Technology: 2 courses totaling 6 credits
Security Management: 3 courses totaling 9 credits
CS 6833 Introduction to Information Security Management, Credits: 3.00
CS 6863 Fundamentals of Security Information Management, Credits: 3.00
CS 6883 Practices in Information Security Management, Credits: 3.00
Electives: 2 courses totaling 6 credits
You may select relevant courses from NYU-Poly or from other schools in New York University, including courses in the business, psychology, law, schools/departments. Selected courses must be approved by the Program Committee. All the following courses have been preapproved; others must be approved by the Program Committee.
CS 6573 Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Analysis, Credits: 3.00
CS 9093 Biometrics, Credits: 3.00
CS 6963 Digital Forensics, Credits: 3.00
EL 6393 Network Security Systems Design, Credits: 3.00
CS 9963 Advanced Project in Computer Science, Credits: 3.00
CS 6243 Operating Systems II, Credits: 3.00
CS 6043 Design and Analysis of Algorithms II, Credits: 3.00
CS 6133 Computer Architecture I, Credits: 3.00
CS 9163 Application Security, Credits: 3.00
Note 1: Course CS 6803 cannot be taken as an elective due to the overlap with material in CS 6831-6833
Certificates in Information Assurance
Polytechnic Institute of NYU, a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance is offering National Security Agency (NSA) approved certificates in Information Assurance. The certificates will be awarded to students who are pursuing a bachelors or master degree in computer science, computer engineering, telecommunication, or electrical engineering at Polytechnic Institute of NYU and have completed the following course requirements listed below.
NSTISSI 4011: Information Security Professional
- CS 540 Data Struct & Algorithm, Credits: 3.00
- CS 637 Programming Languages
- CS 623 Operating Systems I
- CS 613 Computer Architecture I
- EL 536 Principles of Communication Networks or EE 136 Communication Networks, Credits: 3.00
- CS 6841 Computer Networking
- CS 681 Information, Privacy & Security or CS 392 Computer Security, Credits: 3.00
- CS 682 Network Management or Security or CS 393 Network Security, Credits: 3.00
- CS 996 Information Security Management
NSTISSI 4013: Information Systems Administration
- 4011 Certification Requirements (see above)
- CS 996 Penetration Testing and System Analysis
- CS 6242 Operating Systems II
NSTISSI 4016: Risk Analyst
- 4013 Certification Requirements (see above)
- CS 916 Application Security
If you satisfy requirements for any of the above certificates please download a petition form (PDF), and submit the completed form to CS Department academic advisor, Ms. Susana Garcia, along with proof of completion of requirements. You will receive confirmation once we have verified your credentials.
* These courses can be waived, if you have attended a comparable course and can demonstrate proficiency on the required topics.
- Can be replaced with EL 537 Please Refer to Catalog.
- Can be replaced with CS 3254 Introduction to Parallel and Distributed Systems, Credits: 4.00.
*Cybersecurity students can apply for all three certificates.