Re: B.S. In mathematics key to comp. security?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Guest, Aug 27, 2003.

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    In article <MjQ2b.20416$>,
    Broox <> wrote:
    >I am a college student currently majoring in computer science. I am
    >interested in cryptography. Would a double major in mathematics be the key
    >in me getting a job in computer security field? I automatically get a minor
    >in mathematics, but wondering if staying an extra year for math major as
    >well would really help me. thanks! ~Brooks~
    >
    >


    - - You're making the common mistake of confusing cryptography with
    computer security. If you want to study cryptography, then get at
    least a Master's in mathematics and a job at NSA. While you have
    to have a passing knowledge of what is and isn't possible with
    encryption to do computer security, the meat and potatoes of
    computer security has little to do with cryptography.

    _ Booker C. Bense


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