In 1999, the East Stroudsburg University Computer Science Department, partnered with Backbone Security, developed our Computer Security Program.† We offered our first course, CPSC 325: Security Engineering I, in 2000, and by 2002 we began to offer students a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Security and Information Assurance, the first Bachelorís Degree in Computer Security in the United States.† This rigorous program requires introductory computer science courses, introductory and advanced information assurance and computer security courses, and pertinent general education courses to ensure good communication and management skills. read more

"East Stroudsburg University is part of the Solution to a problem that needs to be solved. We all need more focus on this area, more training, and more talent."

Steven Lipner
Senior Director of Security Engineering Strategy Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Group

East Stroudsburg University is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
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Improving the Bachelorís Degree
We have expanded our course offerings to include courses like Computer Forensics, Security in Web Programming, and Cryptographic Application Development. read more read more

Relationships with Other Academic Institutions
The ESU Computer Science Department is currently working with our local community college, Northampton read more

Master's Degree
In the next few years we will offer a Master's degree in Computer Security ... read more read more

Research Center
The State of Pennsylvania has now awarded East Stroudsburg University $2.5 Million to create a new Computer Security Research Center. read more read more

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