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Wait, security courses aren’t a requirement to graduate with a computer science degree?

January 26, 2024

There’s a line in the latest plea from CISA – the US government’s cybersecurity agency – to software developers to do a better job of writing secure code that may make you spit out your coffee.

Jack Cable, a CISA senior technical advisor, writes that in 2019 when he was a computer science student at Stanford University in California, he didn’t need to take any cybersecurity courses to graduate. This, he says, was true for students at 23 of the top 24 computer science schools in America.

Nearly five years later, “that list of the top 24 universities in computer science hasn’t changed: 23 still don’t require cybersecurity,” Cable wrote in his memo.

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