School of Information offers new cybersecurity degree

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Applications are being accepted for a new, online master’s of information and cybersecurity program at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity based at the I School.

“Data breaches are an ever-increasing threat to today’s public and private entities,” said AnnaLee Saxenian, dean and professor in the School of Information. “This program will not only equip students with core technical abilities, but they will also develop fluency in the business, political and legal contexts for cybersecurity that will ultimately address national security considerations, ethical issues and policy frameworks.”

The program will focus on technical and interdisciplinary aspects of cybersecurity, such as cryptography, secure programming and web security.

The first application deadline is Jan. 30. Classes will begin in May 2018.

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