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Computer Science: Cybersecurity

The internet connects us all, and where information flows, bad actors follow. As a cybersecurity student you can learn to help make the internet a safer place.

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.

Top Reasons to choose Computer Science: Cybersecurity at florida southern college

Current Threats

Learn from faculty with real-world experience who are active in their field, bringing the latest threats directly from the field to the classroom.

Learn to Hack

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.

A Bright Outlook

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

Real-World Cybersecurity Threats

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

In the News

There is always something interesting happening at Florida Southern.

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Featured cybersecurity Faculty

Dr. Christian Roberson
- Computer Science Department Chair

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.

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Internship Opportunities

Each year, our majors gain invaluable experience and professional connections by interning with the nation’s leading organizations.

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Clubs and More

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.

Computer Science: Cybersecurity Program Contact

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