Society’s dependence on devices and accessibility has led to large-scale cyber attacks — the more connected you are, the more vulnerable your data becomes.
In fact, a survey of more than 4,100 organizations found that 7 out of 10 were not prepared for a cyber attack.* It’s not because businesses can’t detect hackers; it’s because they don’t have the talent to defend against them.
And that’s why the industry needs you.
Our master’s program allows you to complete general coursework or specialize in one of three areas that can prepare you for leadership in the growing field of cyber security. Study topics ranging from advanced embedded systems design to insider threat analysis and refine your expertise.
Since our program is housed within the College of Engineering & Mines, you can be confident that the technical knowledge you’re developing is the highest quality.
Autonomous Systems Cyber Security
It’s critical to secure machines driven by artificial intelligence so we know they can be trusted to perform as designed. This track can help you understand the basics of autonomous systems, security challenges and possible solutions so you can design secure autonomous systems.
Cyber Security and Behavior
Society relies on simpler and stronger connectivity from one device to another. This track addresses the behavioral aspects of cyber security — insider threat analysis, social engineering and other human factors that exacerbate or mitigate cyber security risks.
How your organization safeguards information from unauthorized users is important. In this track, you’ll learn computing methods to prevent intrusion and unauthorized access to computers through encryption, tokenization and key management practices.
Our way of life — North Dakota Nice — makes us approachable, but our focus on education makes us formidable.
Join us, and you can do things differently, too.
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