Published: April 26, 2019

CU Engineering has launched a new cybersecurity program that combines the expertise of the longstanding Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program with new strengths in defense and entrepreneurship.

The program, rebranded as the Technology, Cybersecurity and Policy Program, aims to give all undergraduates exposure to the topic, offering a new introductory cybersecurity course that doesn’t require a computer science background.  

Because “cyber” now impacts not just the internet, but everything from autonomous vehicles to medical devices, CU Engineering is committed to pushing the boundaries of how we think about cybersecurity and its future. For example, recent studies reveal that cyber attackers still rely heavily on human factors and especially “social engineering.” This means that our approach will take into account issues of confidentiality, authenticity, integrity, risk management and adversarial thinking.