Cybersecurity Management and Policy (MCMP)

Courses

MCMP 501  The Internet, Security, and Governance  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines how the Internet and associated communication technologies have created new means for people to organize, both within their local communities and across great distances, changing the nature of the relationship between society and the institutions of government. The Internet has allowed people to communicate often without detection, resulting in both positive and negative effects; e.g., Internet- based communications have been a significant factor in the growth of transnational terrorism and popular uprisings, such as the Arab Spring. In response, governments have often attempted to control the Internet, in some cases to aid legitimate law enforcement, in others to repress restless populations seeking change. State institutions can also use these technologies to create more effective governance and better responses to humanitarian crises.

MCMP 510  The Practice of Cybersecurity  3 Credits (3,0)

The course introduces principles of cybersecurity, providing a framework covering technical, legal, and managerial issues. Students will examine computer and network security from the perspectives of the industry-standard ten core bodies of knowledge: access control; telecommunications and network security; information security governance and risk management; software development security; cryptography; security architecture and design; operations security; business continuity and disaster recovery planning; legal, regulations, investigations and compliance; and physical (environmental) security.

MCMP 520  Security Engineering and Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is designed to teach how cybersecurity should be integrated early on in any project or other use of information in a computer or network setting. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between information and the operation and mission of an agency, business, organization, or other entity. This course specifically ties together information and communications technology (ICT), cybersecurity, business, policies, and ethics. Topics include security engineering concepts (although this is not an engineering course), distributed systems, network attacks and defense, security management, encryption, the role of training and education, and more.

MCMP 615  International Law and U.S. Security Policy  3 Credits (3,0)

The course examines the role of international law, U.S. foreign policy, and international institutions in responding to terrorism, crime, complex emergencies, disasters and crises. It analyzes the challenges and difficulties in achieving unified response and the administrative and legal barriers that must be overcome. The course discusses how U.S. laws and policies intersect with international norms and regimes in a US security context, including existing multinational treaties such as UNCLOS and the Antarctic Treaty System, International Cybercrime Treaty, the Biological Weapons Convention or the Chemical Weapons Convention, and international humanitarian law. Particular attention is paid to privacy laws. The conflicts that are caused by disparate laws and policies will also be explored, as well as challenges to solutions.

MCMP 650  Emerging Topics in Cybersecurity  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines the current research literature concerning issues related to cybersecurity. Topics will include, but not be limited to, current research topics in information assurance, cybersecurity policy, information warfare and the Advanced Persistent Threat, policy and law in cyberspace, evolving information security technologies and methods, new approaches to incident response and digital forensics, emerging threats and adversaries, and the impact of cybersecurity on society and organizations. Students will focus on research techniques, as well as the presentation of results, legal issues, and relevant technologies. Prerequisite: Completion of at least two MCMP 500-level courses.

MCMP 690  Cybersecurity Management and Policy Capstone I  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will provide students with the opportunity to integrate all disciplines and competencies that have been learned in this program, plus their past experiences and professional goals, into a single work-based project, internship experience, or other appropriate activity. The project will be the culmination of a student's studies integrated in their area of specialization or expertise. In cooperation with an advisor or program chair, the student will design, research, and implement a project that is comprehensive in nature and which addresses, to the extent feasible, all core areas of knowledge around which the program has been built. The capstone is intended to be a six-credit experience. Depending upon the project, and with instructor and advisor guidance, Capstone I (MCMP 690) and Capstone II (MCMP 691) can be taken in sequential terms or both in a single term. Prerequisite: Completion of at least 21 credits in the MS in Cybersecurity & Management Policy program.

MCMP 691  Cybersecurity Management and Policy Capstone II  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will provide students with the opportunity to integrate all disciplines and competencies that have been learned in this program, plus their past experiences and professional goals, into a single work-based project, internship experience, or other appropriate activity. The project will be the culmination of a student's studies integrated in their area of specialization or expertise. In cooperation with an advisor or program chair, the student will design, research, and implement a project that is comprehensive in nature and which addresses, to the extent feasible, all core areas of knowledge around which the program has been built. The capstone is intended to be a six-credit experience. Depending upon the project, and with instructor and advisor guidance, Capstone I (MCMP 690) and Capstone II (MCMP 691) can be taken in sequential terms or both in a single term. Prerequisite: MCMP 690 or concurrently taking MCMP 690.