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Cybersecurity Application and Management

The cybersecurity 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, cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity operations (e.g., day-to-day duties, actions, and responsibilities), governance (e.g., law, policy, and analysis), and education and training.

CYB 235Computer and Network Technologies3
CYB 335Information Security Tools and Techniques3
CYB 365Introduction to Digital Forensics3
CYB 465Cybercrime and Cyberlaw3
CYB 485War, Terrorism and Diplomacy in Cyberspace3
or CYB 474 Issues in Aviation Cybersecurity
Total Credits15