Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) has a Master in Science in Computer Science program in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECECS) that currently has an enrollment of 58 students. This program is the first and only of its kind in Puerto Rico, and has a specialization in Information Technology Management and Information Assurance (ITMIA) that has 40 students. Graduate courses in IA include: Cryptography Protocol, Introduction to Information Security, Computer Security, CISSP Exam Prep, Network Security, Information Security Management, Database Security and Auditing, IT Auditing and Secure Operations, Homeland Security: Cyber terrorism, among others. PUPR also offers undergraduate courses on security such as: Computer Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Network Security, and Reverse Engineering, among others. We have offered more than 12 courses in the area of security at both undergraduate and graduate level.
PUPR is proposing a Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Security (GCIAS) to highlight the ITMIA specialization as well as to prepare other Information Technology, Computer Engineers, and Information System professionals who are working in the development and/or maintenance of information and computer security systems or products, such as graduate engineers, scientists, or managers in related fields. This certification is in the process of being evaluated by the Council of Higher Education of Puerto Rico. It will prepare the student and professional with Information Assurance and Security skills that are already of great demand in today’s fast paced, high-tech, competitive work areas.