Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS)

A barrier-breaking computer science and cyber security introduction for high school students

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CS4CS will run remotely for 2021. We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2021.

About CS4CS

Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) is a 3-week full-day summer program providing an introduction on the fundamentals of cybersecurity and computer science at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. Through this program, we strive to educate and empower a new generation of engineers in an inclusive environment that breaks down barriers that have historically led to the underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM.


Cybersecurity is a high-paying field growing at ten times the rate of the overall job market, and one in which women are dramatically underrepresented. The United States and many other countries have a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, a situation that has been recognized as a major threat to national security. Students will tackle a variety of topics including but not limited to digital forensics, steganography, “white-hat” hacking, and cryptography.

No background or experience in cybersecurity or computer programming is needed in order to apply, only your interest and enthusiasm.

Program Details

  • CS4CS is free to attend, thanks to support from The Depository Trust & Clearing Company (DTCC)

  • Program runs full days (approximately 9am to 2pm), five days a week

  • Please watch your email around the notification date (students and parents/guardians)–if you are accepted to the program a prompt reply will be required

Who Can Apply?

Students who...

  • Live in one of the five New York City boroughs or smaller neighboring cities such as Jersey City, Newark, or Hempstead.

  • Have demonstrated interest/are highly motivated in STEM as shown in essays and application

  • Are available for the entire program, and are committed to completing

  • Are entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in September 2021

  • Are responsible, punctual, persistent and have demonstrated an ability to make and fulfill commitments

What Materials Will I Need For the Online Course?

If you do not have one or all of the materials mentioned below, please feel free to still apply!

  • A laptop or desktop computer (unfortunately Chromebooks are not compatible)

  • A reliable internet connection

  • A quiet and/or distraction free area

Important Dates To Know

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: April 12, 2021

  • Notification of Application: May 3, 2021

  • Program Dates: July 12 - July 30, 2021

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Application (Now Closed)