Information is just as important as the lives it represents. By protecting this information you protect the livelihoods, productivity, privacy, and even sometimes the physical safety of the denizens of the internet.
Learn from faculty with real-world experience who are active in their field, bringing the latest threats directly from the field to the classroom.
Whitehat hacking and penetration testing are an integral part of cybersecurity. Perform simulated attacks and real-world reconnaissance to better understand the methods attackers use.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 32% growth in jobs for information security analysts between 2018 and 2028, with a median annual salary of $98,530
With the rapid expansion of artificial intelligence an machine learning in the economy, FSC has invested in this quickly growing field with a new state of the art building that will house the computer science department.
Florida Southern marked a major expansion of its computer science program with construction work underway for the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center.
In addition to high-tech classrooms and collaborative learning spaces, the new structure will house a cybersecurity and informatics learning lab in a flagship computer cluster that also includes a virtual cyber range for customized training environments, a logistics center, a workshop for autonomous-vehicle research, an artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics lab, a makerspace workshop, and an esports competition arena.
The Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center has an estimated completion date of Fall 2020.
Faculty working in their field bring current, real-world threats and examples to the classroom.
Learn how to identify potential weak points in systems and how to address them, using both current and historical attacks to identify common attack vectors. As a cybersecurity student you will research and analyze vulnerabilities in the protocols that allow the internet to function, perform passive reconnaissance on real companies and determine potential attack vectors, and use real industry penetration testing software and environments to break into simulated servers
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Regular web-based gatherings maintain casual connections formed outside of class.
Ultimately I want to see students develop the skills and mindset to be successful in their chosen field. To accomplish this I work with students to learn to be independent, critical thinkers and provide real-world context for course assignments to keep students engaged. I always try to help students pursue their passions. Computer science is a great field of exploration and discovery where creativity should be both nurtured and encouraged.
Each year, our majors gain invaluable experience and professional connections by interning with the nation’s leading organizations.
The Florida Southern College Computer Science Club is a community of students who all have a passion for technology and computing. Participating in the Association for Computational Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC), A global competition sponsored by IBM, that challenges the performance of today’s computer science and engineering students.