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Cyber Security Major

The cyber security major prepares individuals for a career as a security professional. This curriculum prepares students for success in IT Security, Cyber Security, Information Assurance, and Information Security Systems Security. It is designed for students with some background in computers. This major requires a minimum of 45 credits.

Major Requirements:

This major contains courses in both Information Technology and Computer Science. Please review those sections for more information on the courses below.

Introduction to Computer Science

3cr

Networking and Data Communications

3cr

Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

3cr

Legal Issues in Information Security

3cr

Managing Risk in Information Systems

3cr

Security Policies & Implementation

3cr

Auditing IT Infrastrucuture for Compliance

3cr

Access Controls, Authentication and PKI

3cr

Fundamentals of Network Security

3cr

Systems Forensics, Investigations and Response

3cr

Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling

3cr

Security Strategies for Web Apps and Social Networking

3cr

Please choose two of the following:

Security Strategies in Windows OS/Applications

Security Strategies in Linux OS/Applications

Cyberwarfare

6cr

Capstone

3cr

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a major in Cyber Security will be able to:

  1. Explain the landscape, key terms, and concepts related to the many layers of information systems security.
  2. Explore and explain the fields in digital forensics and cyber policy analysis.
  3. Create policies and standard operating procedures for organizations that are ethically, morally, and legally sound while recognizing ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities.
  4. Identify and critically assess issues and concepts related to the protection of information and information systems.
  5. Use risk management principles to assess threats, vulnerabilities, countermeasures and impact contributions at risk in information systems.
  6. Illustrate and explain fundamental architectures of networks and the Internet, as well as their underlying principles.