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Cyber Security Degree & Certificate Greater Boston

NASA Simulator at FSU Organizations must increasingly limit the risk to information and data. They must hire and train their employees to identify, mitigate and address the threats to their cyber infrastructure. Thus the need for cybersecurity professionals is growing. MassBay has responded to the growing regional and national need for well-trained cybersecurity professionals by creating certificate and A.S. degree programs in Cybersecurity. Our academic programs align with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and provide academic pathways to well-paid jobs and careers in related professions.

The programs offer hands-on training on state-of-the-art equipment in our computer laboratories. Students in the Cybersecurity/IT programs are prepared for industry standard certifications such as Network+, CompTIA+.

MassBay offers the opportunity to earn a marketable credential and to gain the knowledge and skills that will prepare you to perform network and security technician jobs. You will be able to administer and configure networks while applying cybersecurity best practices.

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Meet the CySec faculty

Shamsi Moussavi

2018 to 2019 Coordinator

Shamsi Moussavi, professor of Computer Science, has been teaching at MassBay Community College for 14 years. Shamsi is the PI for NSF ATE grants iCREAT and iTEST and she has been collaborating in other NSF grants (Transform, BATEC). Shamsi represents MassBay at the state level articulation agreements for Computer Science and collaborates in outreach events. In addition to teaching Computer Science courses, she has developed new Cybersecurity program curricula and teaches security courses. She presents Cybersecurity education research topics and workshops at conferences. Shamsi worked as principal Software Engineer in industry for a decade before joining academia. She received her M.S. in Computer Science from Brown University and sits on the advisory board for Computer Science department at Rhode Island College, where she earned her B.A. in Computer Science.

Giuseppe Sena

2018 to 2019 Coordinator

Giuseppe Sena is an associate professor of Computer Science at MassBay Community College (MBCC) (Wellesley Hills, MA) in the areas of computer networks, databases, web technologies, and IT. He is also an instructor and manager of the MBCC’s Cisco Networking Academy. Before teaching at MBCC, he taught computer science courses at Roxbury Community College (Boston, MA), Clark University (Worcester, MA), and Northeastern University (Boston, MA). Giuseppe has been working on several multidisciplinary projects involving students and faculty from the Computer Science and Biotechnology departments at MBCC. His group is doing research in the areas of parallel & distributed systems, network security, Big Data, cloud computing, encryption/decryption, signal & image processing, and DNA sequencing. Giuseppe is currently co-PI for the NSF-ATE iCREAT and iTEST grants. Mr. Sena received a M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University (NEU) (Boston, MA, 1997), and a M.S. degree in Earth Sciences (Applied Computer Science) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA, 1995). He obtained a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from the Central University of Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela, 1990). He has worked as a consultant in the area of networking, Internet and Web technologies, and LDAP (Directory Services). He has also worked in industry as a Software Developer, Network Engineer & Consultant, and Network & System Administrator.

Contact the Dean of MassBay STEM to Find Out More!

Chitra Javdekar

MassBay Community College
Dean of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)