About the Programme
The B.Tech. course in Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Network Security offered by VIT-AP is to meet the demands of security aspects of computer networks having critical business needs. The initial level courses provide students with a core foundation in programming, mathematical reasoning, physics and circuit design. The latter part blends fundamentals in computer science including secure coding, network security, introduction to cryptography, internet & web programming, web services, authentication and security models, principles of web application security. Apart from the core areas, electives allow students to specialize in advanced fields. Hence, the programme focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of cyber security across a range of fundamental areas, such as network security, vulnerability assessment, information security, and wireless devices security. The emphasis of the programme is to nurture students with the knowledge and skills required to secure LAN/WAN, computers, detect and analyze attacks and threats, respond to attacks, develop security policies, procedures, and standards.
The demand for security specialists in the private, public sectors and government organizations is constantly growing. Security today involves many different challenges and professionals need a grasp of business and management issues, good interpersonal skills, and extensive knowledge of computing and networking technology. Students can either opt for higher studies or pursue a career in industry after graduating. A number of major corporations need people who have specific security skills. The job prospects include Firewall Specialist, Security Engineer, Forensics Specialist, Wireless Security Expert, Network Engineer.