Enriching the Computing Curriculum through Computer and Cyber Security Education

The goal of this activity is to build a security laboratory where students can enhance their cyber defense skills. Four existing undergraduate courses (COMP1224, COMP3063, COMP4123, COMP4953) and one graduate elective (CINS5313) will be revamped to include hands-on security-related learning modules. The Special Topics course (COMP4073) will address issues such as Computer and Network Security, Mobile Security, and Cloud and Social Network Security. Furthermore, the Computer Science department will work collaboratively with other departments (e.g. Engineering Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Management Information Systems) on cyber security issues/projects.

Future plans involve 1) hosting summer camps/workshops on computer security for pre-college students, 2) seeking National Security Agency designation as a national center of academic excellence in information assurance, and 3) offering an Information Assurance and Cyber Security concentration.

Contact :

Li, Lin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator

E-mail :  lilin@pvamu.edu

Phone : 936-261-9882

Office : S R Collins Room 111H