SUNY Poly Network & Computer Security Degree Ranked in Top 5 for New York State

SUNY Poly Network & Computer Security Degree Ranked in Top 5 for New York State

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SUNY Poly Network & Computer Security Degree Ranked in Top 5 for New York State

Ranking highlights academic quality, return on investment at SUNY Poly

UTICA, NY – As a testament to the top-tier educational opportunities available at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, SUNY Poly has been listed among “the 5 best cyber security degree providers in New York.”


The website evaluated schools across New York State, taking into account whether institutions are an NSA Center of Academic Excellence, the range of cyber security-related degrees offered, and a wide array of metrics that examine academic quality, affordability, return on investment, and student satisfaction.


SUNY Poly’s academic offerings in Network and Computer Security include both a Bachelor of Science program and a Master of Science program. The Master of Science in Network and Computer Security is available on campus or via online.


One of the hottest current technical fields today, the demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow each year. Computer security, also known as cyber security, is the protection of computer systems from the theft of and damage to their hardware, software, or information, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. Cybersecurity touches almost every aspect of modern life with news headlines frequently highlighting the importance of securing information systems, which play key roles in personal safety, personal privacy, social interactions, financial systems, commerce, and critical infrastructure such as power, water, food, and even election systems.


SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Network and Computer Security: Cybersecurity (NCS) program provides graduates with a thorough understanding of the technologies used to provide and secure modern network and computing infrastructures. Core courses provide a firm background in information security principles, data communications networks, and computer system security, while the wide range of electives enables a customized program to be developed.


About SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)

SUNY Poly is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany campus, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome campus; thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts billions of dollars in high-tech investments and hundreds of corporate partners since its inception. For information visit