Cybersecurity (CYBR)

Available January 2017

Courses

CYBR 155  Foundations of Information Security  3 Credits (3,0)

Survey of the broad field of cyber-security and information assurance. Definition of information security; the need for this field of study; ethical and legal issues; risk management and planning; and information security technology; role of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in securing the cyberspace and the nation's information-related infrastructures.

CYBR 235  Computer and Network Technologies  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduction to the technology that underlies computers and communication networks, Understanding of how computers operate; how users interact with computers; how computers store data; how computers communicate with other computers; the building blocks of communications networks; the Internet, and TCP/IP communications protocols and applications.

CYBR 335  Information Security Tools and Techniques  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduction to the tools and techniques used to secure computers; data networks; and digital information. How attackers view and identify vulnerabilities; weaknesses. Methods to attack and secure operating systems; communications infrastructures; and data networks including TCP/IP and the Internet; including attacker applications. Demonstration and hands-on exercises.
Prerequisites: CYBR 235.

CYBR 365  Introduction to Digital Forensics  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduction to the field of digital forensics; its use in gathering evidence; information interpretation for criminal and civil courts; use for intelligence gathering; in research; and incident response. Legal aspects governing search and seizure; the role of file systems and operating systems and how they interrelate; basic tools for computer, network, and mobile forensics acquisition, analysis, and reporting. Demonstration and hands-on exercises.
Prerequisites: CYBR 235.

CYBR 465  Cybercrime and Cyberlaw  3 Credits (3,0)

Types of criminal behavior in cyberspace, such as identify theft, white collar crimes, fraud, child sexual exploitation, intellectual property theft, and online scams. Laws governing cyberspace, defining criminal activity and guiding law enforcement investigations; U.S. decisional law guiding search and seizure of digital devices and information; international laws related to computer crime and privacy.
Prerequisites: CYBR 335 and CYBR 365.

CYBR 485  War, Terrorism, and Diplomacy in Cyberspace  3 Credits (3,0)

Cyberdiplomacy; cyberwar; cyberterrorism, definitions and examples and uses in illegal, violent actions against people for purposes of furthering ideological, economic, or political objectives. Impact of cyberspace on modern views of warfare, terrorism, and diplomacy.
Prerequisites: CYBR 465.