Cybersecurity (CYB)

CYB 7000 Cybersecurity Fundamentals 3 Credits

Introduces fundamental concepts and design principles in cybersecurity. Students will understand what, why, and how to protect in the cyberworld. Topics include CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability), threats, attacks, defense, least privilege, access control and password management, security policies, critical controls, incident-handling and contingency planning, risk assessment and management.
Components: Discussion, Class
Typically Offered: DEMAND

CYB 7030 Network Security 3 Credits

Examines network architectures, threats and attack surfaces exploited by these threats. Students will look at network traffic inspection, common attacks and defensive techniques like encryption, network segmentation, firewalls, application proxies, honeypots, DMZs, monitoring networks using: intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems, and network access control.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Typically Offered: DEMAND

CYB 7050 Cybersecurity and Society 3 Credits

Presents the principles of applied sociology that account for the human factors in security systems. Topics include an examination of the human role in cybersecurity, the role of security in the context of an organization, and a special focus on the development and implementation of cybersecurity policies.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Typically Offered: DEMAND

CYB 7070 Cybersecurity Planning 3 Credits

Instruction on the process used to develop and maintain appropriate security levels for an organization with a focus on implementing a comprehensive security program, a documented set of security policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards. Topics include security planning, strategies, controls, and metrics for measuring the effectiveness.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CYB 7000
Typically Offered: DEMAND

CYB 7100 Introductory Cryptography 3 Credits

Fundamentals of applied cryptography, including encryption and decryption, symmetric and asymmetric systems, pseudorandom functions, block ciphers, hash functions, common attacks, digital signatures, key exchange, message authentication and public key cryptography. Imple-mentation of cryptographic systems in an approved programming language. Survey of relevant mathematical concepts, including elementary number theory.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Typically Offered: DEMAND

CYB 7150 Managing Security Risk 3 Credits

Covers risk management processes and tools, risk assessment and analysis models, economic and control implications, risk measurement, and the ethics of risk. Students will communicate the technical and management-aspects of risk, based on research of their chosen industry, related regulation, recent industry reports, and risk implications to organizations, individuals and the nation.
Components: Class, Discussion, Laboratory
Typically Offered: DEMAND

CYB 7200 Technical Communication 3 Credits

Research, organize, and present technical information to audiences with varying goals and technical needs. Emphasis on ethics, critical thinking, listening skills, and feedback to develop effective messages utilizing verbal and nonverbal communication strategies and visual aids. Individual and group presentations and projects will emulate professional scenarios in cybersecurity.
Components: Discussion, Class
Typically Offered: DEMAND

CYB 7890 Pre Capstone 1 Credit

Prepares student for capstone experience. Draws on skills learned, students will submit a written project proposal - with organization, timeline, learning objectives, and specific deliverables identified - for faculty approval. This course is a pre-requisite for the capstone course.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CYB 7000, CYB 7030, CYB 7050, CYB 7070, CYB 7100, CYB 7150 CYB 7200
Typically Offered: DEMAND

CYB 7900 Capstone 3 Credits

Students present project identified in Capstone Preparation and submit a written report plus oral presentation to both faculty and host organization. Students will be assessed on clarity and content of written report and presentation.
Components: Discussion, Class, Laboratory
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CYB 7890
Typically Offered: DEMAND