Computer Security

Are you fascinated by codes, the challenges facing secure data networks and computer systems? Do you want to pursue a career which will combine aspects of cryptography, information protection and software engineering aimed at identifying potential threats and malicious intrusions to secure database? Studying Computer Security within the Department of Computer Science and Engineering will expose you to techniques of solving and preventing the loss of or access to private data. You will have the opportunity to further test your acquired knowledge through participation in an industry internship. This is the only computer security degree offered by a university in Ontario.

Career Options in Computer Security

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Computer Security degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Computer Security than others.

  • Author
  • AI designer/developer
  • Blogger
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Client Support Representative
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Security Analyst
  • Database Developer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Government Policy Advisor
  • Industry Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Technologist
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Lawyer
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Media Correspondent
  • National Security Consultant
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Patent Lawyer
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Satellite Communications Specialist
  • Security System Programmer
  • Smart Phone App Designer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Security Engineer
  • Systems Designer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Designer

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.