2016-2017 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2021  
2016-2017 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, CAS

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Dr. Kishan Mehrotra, Professor and Chair, mehrotra@syr.edu
4-177 Center for Science and Technology
315-443- 2811


Drs. Susan Older, sueo@ecs.syr.edu, Shiu-Kai Chin, skchin@syr.edu, Stephen Chapin, chapin@syr.edu, Howard Blair, blair@syr.edu, James Royer, jsroyer@syr.edu, Wenliang Du, wedu@syr.edu, Vir Virander Phoha, vvphoha@syr.edu, Yuzhe(Richard) Tang, ytang100@syr.edu


The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers the 12-credit Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Cybersecurity. This program provides the necessary foundations for the design and development of systems that are assured to be secure. Secure systems exhibit the traditional properties of confidentiality, integrity, and availability through authentication, reference monitoring, and sound design and implementation. Assured systems are secure systems whose properties are verified or proven.

Successful graduates of this program demonstrate the following attributes:

  1. The ability to identify and analyze vulnerabilities in systems, to assess the risks faced by systems, and to develop countermeasures to remedy risks;
  2. The ability to develop systems that are secure;
  3. The ability to deliver software components or systems that have verifiable assurance properties.


This program is open to persons who possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.


To receive the CAS in Cybersecurity, students must satisfactorily complete the following four courses:

Additional Information

Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0


Certificate of Advanced Study

Total Credits: 12

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