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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STOP: Before applying, make sure to fully read through NYU’s policies and COVID 19 safety protocols. The Center for K12 STEM follows the University's safety protocols and vaccination requirements for COVID-19 throughout all programs.

CS4CS will be offered in-person for Summer 2022. We will remain flexible in our response to developments related to COVID-19 and plans can of course change. The health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and our visitors is NYU's first priority, and you can read about the University's responses and reopening. If we are unable to conduct this program on campus as planned, changes to program format will be communicated promptly.

Summer 2022 Applications are now closed.

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 3pm), five days a week

  • Our campus is located at 2 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn 

  • Lunch, snacks are not provided. Students must bring their own food or have money to purchase lunch 

  • Transportation/MetroCards are not provided

  • 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 2022

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

Important Dates To Know

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: April 13, 2022

  • Notification of Application: May 4, 2022

  • Program Dates: July 11 - July 29, 2022

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Summer 2022 Application (Now Closed)