In the Cybersecurity program, you will learn the fundamentals of information security, security infrastructure design and implementation, computer forensics, risk assessment and the impact of security requirements on business operations.

In program courses, you will learn to design, implement and manage various security infrastructure components. You will also gain real-world experience by using DePaul's information assurance and security laboratory, which includes multi-vendor firewalls, virtual private networks (VPN), intrusion detection and prevention systems, routers, switches and event correlation systems.

The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) is located in downtown Chicago, in the heart of the technology and business districts, providing you many opportunities to work professionally with leading companies in information assurance and security engineering. Many CDM faculty members are working professionals, allowing you to learn first-hand from leaders in the industry.


Sample Courses:

  • Applied Networks and Security
  • Computer Forensic and Incident Response
  • Data Structures in Java
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Information Assurance
  • Information Systems Security Engineering
  • Legal, Ethical and Social Issues in Information Security
  • Network Interconnection Technologies

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Computer forensics
  • Incident response
  • Management
  • Network security administration
  • Risk assessment
  • Security infrastructure design
  • Web development


92 percent of 2015 Cybersecurity graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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