Minor in Cybersecurity

Available January 2017

The Cybersecurity Minor program (15 credits, 5 courses) is open to all majors and explores the many approaches and meanings of this field that is fast becoming central to our nation’s security.  As we see every day in the press, cyber security can be used for offensive or defensive purposes.  The approaches to defending critical infrastructures such as the energy grid, financial systems, the healthcare system, or agriculture, etc, can be either proactive (e.g., installing a firewall to detect and prevent attacks) or reactive (e.g., responding to an event).  This program will introduce students to cyber security operations (e.g., day-to-day duties, actions, and responsibilities), governance (e.g., law, policy, and analysis), and education and training.

CYBR 235Computer and Network Technologies3
CYBR 335Information Security Tools and Techniques3
CYBR 365Introduction to Digital Forensics3
CYBR 465Cybercrime and Cyberlaw3
CYBR 485War, Terrorism, and Diplomacy in Cyberspace3
Total Credits15