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Cybersecurity (CYB)

Courses

CYB 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.

CYB 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.

CYB 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: CYB 235.

CYB 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: CYB 235.

CYB 399  Special Topics in Cybersecurity  1-6 Credit

This is a variable credit independent study course. Students wishing to pursue an independent study in Cybersecurity will need to coordinate and establish the number of credits (for example, 1-3), topics, etc. with a Cybersecurity faculty member willing to work with him/her.

CYB 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: CYB 235.

CYB 474  Issues in Aviation Cybersecurity  3 Credits (3,0)

Employs a multi-pronged approach to the study of problems related to aviation cybersecurity. Will discuss the cyber threat landscape, and apply the lessons of cyber defense to many actors within the aviation and aeronautics industry, including airlines, airplanes, manufacturers, airports, cargo and other vendors, unmanned systems, and more. Topics include cyber threats to all aspects of the industry, including communications, navigation, supply chain, and airports. Examination of frameworks being devised to protect assets from the cyber attack vector, as well as vulnerabilities, protection, and countermeasures. Will explore the current research literature concerning cybersecurity and information assurance as it impacts aviation.
Prerequisites: CYB 335 or CYB 365 or CYB 465.

CYB 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: CYB 335 or CYB 365 or CYB 465.

CYB 499  Special Topics in Cybersecurity  1-6 Credit

This is a variable credit independent study course. Students wishing to pursue an independent study in Cybersecurity will need to coordinate and establish the number of credits (for example, 1-3), topics, etc. with a Cybersecurity faculty member willing to work with him/her.