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.
ITE 102: Introduction to Computer Science
ITE 220: Networking and Data Communications
ITE 145: Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
CSS 146: Legal Issues in Information Security
CSS 230: Managing Risk in Information Systems
CSS 245: Security Policies & Implementation
CSS 345: Auditing IT Infrastrucuture for Compliance
CSS 346: Access Controls, Authentication and PKI
CSS 435: Fundamentals of Network Security
CSS 436: Systems Forensics, Investigations and Response
CSS 437: Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling
CSS 438: Security Strategies for Web Apps and Social Networking
Please choose two of the following:
CSS 490: Capstone
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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