CPSSEC addresses security concerns for cyber physical systems (CPS) and Internet of
Things (IoT) devices. CPS and IoT play an increasingly important role in critical
infrastructure, government, and everyday life. Automobiles, medical devices, building
controls, and the smart grid are examples of CPS. Each includes smart networked systems
with embedded sensors, processors, and actuators that sense and interact with the
physical world and support real-time, guaranteed performance in safety-critical applications.
The B.S. in Cybersecurity Engineering prepares engineers to be cybersecurity professionals
with the knowledge, skills, and ability to conceptualize, design, engineer, and implement
all components of a cyber-physical, network system. The program encompasses computer
engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, engineering, science, and mathematics.
Graduates with this degree will be valuable in government, military, and private sector,
and will have a solid foundation to pursue advanced study in computer science, or
electrical, computer, or cybersecurity engineering at the graduate level.
Students are educated in the fundamental core of cybersecurity engineering of cyber
physical systems and its cutting-edge, high-impact areas focusing on industrial plans,
smart grid, and hardware security.
Solving Real-World Problems
If you embrace academic challenges and want to solve real-world problems, cybersecurity
engineering will help create a world of expanded cybersecurity through hardware, software,
networking, and human interfaces of cyber-physical systems.
Careers in Cybersecurity Engineering
Cybersecurity is a national security issue and an economic concern for Florida and
the United States. As more industrial equipment and processes rely on computer-based,
remotely controlled systems, such as autonomous vehicles and smart grids, their secure
operation is important. Nationwide, demand is growing for engineering jobs, especially
in cyber-physical security, and ABET has responded by developing accreditation standards
that articulate industry expectations and requirements associated with the broad field
of cybersecurity, both software and hardware systems. According to the Occupational
Outlook Handbook of the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for jobs in security
is growing 28% faster ("much faster") than average.
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32% from 2018 to
2028, a much higher rate than most occupations. Higher growth is expected in such
Computer and Information Systems Management
Information Security Analysis
Network and Computer Systems Administration
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay of an information
security analyst is $97,300.