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Linda Bernstein, MBA
Chair, Professional Studies Division
Professor of Business
716-649-7900, ext. 216 

Professor Scott Patronik
CSIA/ Cybersecurity

5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075
716-649-7900, ext. 401

Computer Security and Information Assurance student


Sophisticated technology has given rise to new kinds of crime, from corporate accounting scandals to identity theft and cyber-terrorism. 

As a student in Hilbert’s computer security and information assurance program, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills needed to join one of the fastest-growing career fields in the country: the prevention of crimes fueled by society’s ever-increasing reliance on technology.

The Bachelor of Science CSIA degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment, hone the skills of working professionals, or provide a foundation for graduate studies.

You will develop sophisticated skills to detect, investigate and prevent financial and high-tech crimes. Through a blend of courses from Hilbert’s departments of Criminal Justice, Accounting and Computer Science, you will acquire a background in computer crime investigation, computer security, digital forensics and information assurance (the protection of information systems).

Led by professors with extensive experience in the field, you will come to understand the core principles of information security — confidentiality, integrity and availability — and be challenged to develop the ability to recognize and resolve ethical issues.

Learn by doing

Hilbert’s CSIA students get practical hands-on experience in our dedicated Computer Security and Information Assurance lab, which is equipped with the latest technological hardware and software in use in the field.

Internship opportunities are available to help students put their knowledge to use in real-world settings. 

What Can I Do With This Major?

To deal with the rise in high-tech crime, corporate and government employers need qualified professionals with computer, digital forensics and investigative skills.

Hilbert’s CSIA graduates are presently pursuing careers as:
  • Intelligence analysts
  • Computer crimes special investigators
  • Information assurance specialists
  • Credit card fraud investigators
  • Health insurance special investigators
  • Money laundering analysts
  • Network administrators
  • Bank security compliance officers
  • Compliance, risk management and fraud supervisors
  • Digital forensics examiners

Computer Security & Information Assurance Outcomes

Recent CSIA graduates have found jobs with these titles:

NOC Engineer

Cyber Security Operations Analyst

Micro Computer Decision Support Specialist

Data Provisioner