Message from Leadership

ISACA’s Cybersecurity 2020 survey revealed soft skills and IT knowledge as the biggest gap in the cybersecurity industry. These skills gaps include deficient knowledge of IT operations, networking, infrastructure, operating systems, and tools used in the workplace. Dean Sam Chung, Program Director Morgan Zantua, and STC faculty prepare STC Cybersecurity graduates to be ready to perform in today’s workplace. The re-designed BS Cybersecurity (BSCY) curriculum, formerly known as BS Information Security (BSISEC), addresses these workforce gaps and expectations from employers to have graduates be equipped with quality theoretical/academic Knowledge (K) Integrated with the Skills (S) and Abilities (A) or KSA to leverage into their work environment.


This week’s Thursday’s Byte continues with the staged approach to working towards your undergraduate degree and presents the revised BSCY effective July 1st. For students in the BSISEC, your advisor can map out your course completion.  

Internet technology is enmeshed in our economy, institutions, our lives. STC’s new Bachelor of Science – Cybersecurity (BSCY) and Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCY) are predicated on the knowledge cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary ‘team sport” based on technology and human systems, according to the Structure of the Cybersecurity Discipline from Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Cybersecurity Curricula 2017. 

Figure 1. Structure of the Cybersecurity Discipline (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Cybersecurity Curricula 2017)

The 30-credit six Depths of Study in Cybersecurity covers eight security areas – Systems Security (CS 467), Network Security (CS481), Data Security (CS 487), Software Security (CS 488), Component Security (CS 489), Human Security (IS 464), Organizational Security (IS 464), and Societal Security (IS 464).

Students also have a choice to take two courses total of 10-credit from Information Technology (IT), Information Systems (IS), Data Science (DS), or the Technology & Computing Internship. Course choices are available here.


Kudos to CityU’s Enactus Team!  The team worked hard during Covid-19 and made it to the semi-finals-  in the 2020 National Enactus Exposition. Take a look at the work that the team has done over the year here.

AAP News

May 6th   STC faculty, staff, and TA/Ambassadors welcomed 21 new AWS apprentices to CityU and the pre-apprenticeship education and training program. During the next 17 weeks, these 21 transitioning service members and members still serving in the National Guard and Reserve, will complete 6 STC courses to prepare for their full-time apprenticeship with AWS. 

Tech Humor


Our Tech Club meets every Thursday and consists of both tech and non-tech members. Each week students present 5 to 15 minutes on their current research or a topic of interest. Join us to hone your presentation skills or learn from fellow students. To present on Thursday, upload your slides before 2:00 p.m. to this Share Drive.  

Thursday, May 7

Thursday, May 14

Thursday, May 21