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.
Introduction to Computer Science
Networking and Data Communications
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Legal Issues in Information Security
Managing Risk in Information Systems
Security Policies & Implementation
Auditing IT Infrastrucuture for Compliance
Access Controls, Authentication and PKI
Fundamentals of Network Security
Systems Forensics, Investigations and Response
Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling
Security Strategies for Web Apps and Social Networking
Please choose two of the following:
Security Strategies in Windows OS/Applications
Security Strategies in Linux OS/Applications
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a major in Cyber Security will be able to:
- Explain the landscape, key terms, and concepts related to the many layers of information systems security.
- Explore and explain the fields in digital forensics and cyber policy analysis.
- Create policies and standard operating procedures for organizations that are ethically, morally, and legally sound while recognizing ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities.
- Identify and critically assess issues and concepts related to the protection of information and information systems.
- Use risk management principles to assess threats, vulnerabilities, countermeasures and impact contributions at risk in information systems.
- Illustrate and explain fundamental architectures of networks and the Internet, as well as their underlying principles.
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