CS 356 - Systems Security

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Computer and system security, authentication, access control, malicious software, and software security.


CS 253 (with a C [2.0] or better); CS 270 (with a C [2.0] or better) or ECE 251 (with a C [2.0] or better); STAT 204 (with a C [2.0] or better) or STAT 204 (with a C [2.0] or better) or STAT 301 (with a C [2.0] or better) or STAT 307 (with a C [2.0] or better) or STAT 311 (with a C [2.0] or better) or STAT 315 (with a C [2.0] or better).


Joseph Gersch
Joseph Gersch

(970) 491-7445 | Joe.Gersch@colostate.edu

Dr. Joseph Gersch is an assistant professor at Colorado State University, responsible for teaching Systems Security, Advanced Networking and his new course: Blockchain Principles and Applications. Dr. Gersch has been associated with the Computer Science department since Fall 2013.

Dr. Gersch is also the president of Invykta LLC, a computer security consulting and product development company.

Prior to Invykta, he was president and CEO of Secure64 Software Corporation (www.secure64.com) where he has also served as CTO and COO over the past 13 years. Prior to Secure64, Dr. Gersch was a 24-year veteran of HP where he managed Research and Development and Marketing departments that delivered innovative products across a wide range of technologies. Dr. Gersch earned a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Michigan and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University.

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