A part of the Department of Computer Science, WPI’s Cybersecurity program creates an exciting environment in which students can examine technical problems within social and organizational contexts to explore cybersecurity, a global issue that increasingly affects many parts of our lives.
Graduate students interested in this educational path can pursue an MS or PhD degree in Computer Science with a cybersecurity specialization, utilizing the expertise of faculty across disciplines in engineering, computer science, social sciences, management, and more. This interdisciplinary approach engages students in all areas of cybersecurity: software security, analysis of security policies and protocols, network security, embedded system security, cyber-physical system security, cryptography, and online privacy.
Computer Science, Computer Security (MS)
The National Science Foundation has partnered with WPI on the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service initiative. This prestigious program will help to fund graduate students who will commit to government service after graduation.
Every year, WPI’s Cyber Defense Team battles with the nation’s other top schools to see who can best protect an organization in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The competition pits the Blue Team, which protects an organization's systems and network, against the Red Team, an elite group of security professionals bent on destruction.