ENGR 569 - Cybersecurity Awareness for Systems Engineers

  • 3 credits

Cybersecurity principles, practices, technologies, design approaches, and terminology. Incorporation of cybersecurity principles into effective systems designs. This course is directed to System Engineers and other technical personnel with a need to understand cybersecurity in order to integrate it into a balanced system design.

This class is offered online in a webinar-style format, and can be accessed synchronously or asynchronously. Synchronous means you can log on live and participate in the class as it is occurring on campus, but participation in this format is not mandatory. Asynchronous means you can access the video recording of the class sessions whenever it is convenient for you.


Credit may not be earned for both ENGR 569 and ENGR 580A4.

Important Information

This course is planned to be offered again during the Summer 2020 semester. Registration for summer will begin on 3/24/2020.

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration.

Call (877) 491-4336 or email csu_online_registration@mail.colostate.edu to learn more.

This class is available live via the Internet on Tuesdays from 5:15 - 8:55 p.m. Mountain Time. If you are registered in the online section, log into your RamCT account to access the course; directions will be posted.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies, 1st Ed. (2018)
    Yuri Diogenes, Erdal Ozkaya
    ISBN: 978-1-78847-529-7


Steven Simske
Steven Simske

(970) 491-1908 | steve.simske@colostate.edu

Dr. Steven Simske joined Colorado State University in 2018 as a Professor in Systems, Mechanical, and Biomedical Engineering. Before then, he was an HP Fellow and a Research Director in HP Labs. He led HP in research and development in algorithms, multi-media, labels, brand protection, security and secure printing, imaging, 3D printing, analytics and life sciences. He is a long-time member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils (2010-2016), leads the Steering Committee for the ACM DocEng Symposium, and is former President of the Imaging Science and Technology professional organization. Dr. Simske has nearly 200 granted US patents and more than 400 professional publications, including the recent books, Meta-Algorithmics and Meta-Analytics. He is an Honorary Professor in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, UK. Dr. Simske completed a BS (Marquette University, 1986) and Masters (Rensselaer Polytechnic University, 1987) in Biomedical Engineering; a PhD (University of Colorado, 1990) in Electrical Engineering, and a PostDoc (University of Colorado, 1993) in Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Simske was a payload specialist on a dozen Space Shuttle missions, and has designed devices ranging from exercise-responsive pacemakers to impedance tomography systems.

Learn more at: http://https://www.engr.colostate.edu/se/steve-simske/