About

Dear students, parents, and partners,

Welcome to the Department of Cyber Security Engineering––the first of its kind in the country and the top-ranked program in Virginia.

We are leaders in education in this field, offering both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in cyber security engineering.

Our programs prepare students to tackle some of the most daunting security issues of our day. We teach engineers how to design large, secure systems from the ground up.

Demand for our graduates has never been higher. One group suggests that the global cybersecurity workforce shortage will reach upwards of 1.8 million unfilled positions by 2022. Other reports put that number above 3 million. 

Our faculty members are world-renowned leaders in education and research, and our students have the opportunity to work with them in some of the best labs in the country.

Our focus is not only on giving students the technical knowledge they need but helping them become leaders in their fields.

We strive to provide our students with a foundation that will serve them for a career of life-long learning while also advancing the frontiers of engineering.

Explore our programs on this website and see for yourself.

Sincerely,

John Shortle

Acting Chair, Department of Cyber Security Engineering