Cyber Security

Cyber Security professionals plan and apply security measures in order to protect an agency or organization’s computer systems and networks. This is a field that carries broad applications in a range of different industries. Every business, corporation, governmental agency, science and educational institution, and financial firm uses computers and networking to store information. This information contains sensitive information about customers, clients, and the business/agency that if breached, can cause enormous financial and security problems. The job of a cyber security professional is to secure networks and computer systems, prevent security breaches, assess risks to the system, and to respond to cyber threats.

  • Monitor organization/agency/corporation’s networks for cyber security breaches
  • Investigate any breaches or violations when one occurs within a network
  • Conduct penetration testing (simulates attacks to networks to seek vulnerabilities)
  • Develop security standards and best practices models for organization/agency
  • Recommend security enhancements to management/senior staff
  • Install and use firewalls, data encryption programs
  • Protect sensitive information
  • Prepare reports that document any security breaches and the extent of any damage caused by breaches

B.S. Computer Forensics
Common Courses: Networking Fundamentals, Mobile and Pervasive Technologies, IT Infrastructure, Introduction to Programming, Operating Systems Fundamentals and Administration, Systems Analysis, Database Management Systems, Network Administration, Systems Integration, Statistical Concepts

B.S. Cyber Security
Common Courses: Computer Forensics, Application Software Security, Introduction to Criminal Justice System, Introduction to Cyber Security, Network Security, Systems Software Security, Systems Analysis, Network Administration, IT Seminar, Living in a Technical World

B.S. Computer Science
Common Courses: Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, Calculus, Engineering and Technology, Introduction to Engineering and Design, Introduction to Computer Science, Data Structures and Algorithms, Data Analysis, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Architecture and Organization, Discrete Mathematics, Introduction to Operating System, Software Engineering

M.S. Cyber Security
Common Courses: Foundations of Computer Science, Computer Architecture, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Analysis, Biometrics, Information Systems Security Engineering and Management, Digital Forensics, Information Security and Privacy, Malware Analysis, Network Security, Applied Cryptography, Application Security, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Networking, Operating Systems

M.S. Digital Forensics
Common Courses: Scripting for Digital Forensics, The Practice of Digital Investigations, Mobile Device Analysis, Legal Principles of Digital Investigation, Digital Investigation and Litigation, Operating System Analysis, Digital Forensics and Encryption, Computer Forensics Laboratory Operation and Management