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Cybersecurity Student Academic Association


Are you interested in learning more about cybersecurity? Expand your professional network and discover opportunities to get involved through CSA!

Officially join through the BYU Club website: https://clubs.byu.edu/clubs#/csa

About CSA


The BYU Cybersecurity Students Academic Association (CSA), formerly known as ITSec, is an official student club that provides a relaxed and fun way for cybersecurity enthusiasts to learn and socialize. Participation in CSA is open to all students with an interest in cybersecurity, regardless of major or prior experience. We seek to cultivate interdisciplinary relationships to strengthen BYU’s security community and network with professionals to give students an inside look at how security impacts all disciplines. Regular communications and upcoming event information are provided to CSA members through the BYU Cybersecurity Slack Workspace. Contact us for the link to join so you can stay updated!

CSA holds monthly meetings, inviting a variety of guest speakers to present on their cybersecurity topics of expertise. CSA creates and hosts Capture the Flag (CTF) contests with a variety of categories, spanning from cryptography to social engineering, to broaden student experiences outside of the classroom. This contest is a great opportunity for students from all over campus to test their skills against each other as they complete a variety of cyber-challenges.

Additional projects and events, such as the CSA Cybersecurity Student Conference, provide students opportunities to work with professionals and peers to deepen their knowledge of cybersecurity topics, apply the technical skills they learn in and outside the classroom, and expand their professional network.

CSA Emphases

Digital Forensics

Digital forensics involves the investigation of computer-related crimes with the goal of obtaining evidence to be presented in a court of law.

Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is ethically discovering vulnerabilities in systems in order to best protect those systems.

Network Security

Network security is the implementation of processes used to protect a network from unauthorized access and misuse.

Threat Intelligence

Threat intelligence is the gathering and analysis of information about threats that helps mitigate harmful events in cyberspace


Connect With CSA

Please email cybersec_assoc@byu.edu if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We’d love to hear from you!