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Cybersecurity

MS in Cybersecurity Courses

The online Master of Science in Cybersecurity courses build upon each other and are very hands-on.

Cybersecurity Foundation Requirement

Students who have not completed foundational computer software or networking courses, or who have limited practical training and experience in computer software or networking will be required to successfully complete a foundational cybersecurity course as a part of the program.

CYB 505 Foundations of Computing for Cybersecurity (3 credit hours)
This course presents the student with foundational concepts, knowledge, and processes in the general discipline of cyber technologies, information technology and information systems as they relate to cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Residency Requirement

The Master's in Cybersecurity program utilizes a flexible, online format with faculty-directed study and a three-day on campus residency. The residency will occur in your first semester or when you take CYB 605. It provides unique, powerful opportunities to collaborate with faculty and peers, to participate in hands on team/individual lab work using state of the art technology, and to implement learned knowledge. Dates will be posted online at: http://www.utica.edu/oes/residency/home.cfm.

Major Course Requirements

CYB 605 Principles of Cybersecurity (3 credit hours)
This course provides an advanced view of cybersecurity. It reviews the impact of cybersecurity on institutions, privacy, business and government applications; and examines the dimensions of networks, protocols, operating systems, and associated applications.

CYB 610 Cyber Intelligence (3 credit hours)
This course provides an overview of the history and evolution of cyber intelligence, covering areas that include passive and active measures, principles and processes, ethics, and evaluation of successes and failures.

CYB 633 Critical National Infrastructures and National Security (3 credit hours)
This course examines America's critical infrastructures and issues pertaining to safeguarding and managing these infrastructures under serious cyber-threat. It analyzes key asset identification, threats vulnerabilities, and technologies to support planning, mitigation, response, recovery, and prediction.

CYB 673 Principles of Cybercrime Investigations (3 credit hours)
This course provides an advanced look into technical aspects of computer cybercrime investigations. It describes threats, and types of attacks and defenses used by terrorists and criminals against our computers.

CYB 695 Capstone Project (6 credit hours)
The Cybersecurity Capstone course provides an opportunity for students to choose a specialized field research project to enhance their master’'s experience.

CYB 696 Capstone Project II (6 credit hours)
Completion of capstone project proposed in CYB 695 consistent with graduate research guidelines. Prerequisite: CYB 695.

Intelligence Specialization Courses

CYB 615 Cyber Counterintelligence (3 credit hours)
This course provides an overview of the history and evolution of cyber -counterintelligence, covering areas that include passive and active measures, principles and processes, ethics, and evaluation of successes and failures.

CYB 616 International Terrorism (3 credit hours)
This course examines the history, emergence and growth of terrorist groups from a global and international perspective with an emphasis on the assessment of their capabilities and activities within the context of cybersecurity issues, political activism, and the law.

CYB 617 Cyber Conflict (3 credit hours)
This course examines evolution of intelligence, counterterrorism, and cyberconflict. The course will analyze divergent U.S. and international policies for combating cyber terrorism, and terrorist tactics worldwide.

CYB 667 Critical Incident Command, Response and All Hazards (3 credit hours)
Course gives special attention to multi-jurisdictional issues relating to cyberconflict and SCADA systems. Planning for cyber-crises, developing levels of preparation, managing information, role-playing, and testing the key elements of the crisis plan are presented.

CYB 671 Open Source Cyber Surveillance (3 credit hours)
Open source cyber surveillance including the responsible, legal, and ethical use of data and information gathered from the use of unmanned, semi-autonomous systems, Web data mining, social networks, and other modern cyber systems.

CYB 674 Cyber Data Fusion (3 credit hours)
This course will explore collection, fusion, integration and analysis problems selected from the following advanced surveillance technologies: acoustic, electromagnetic, sensors, special (magnetic, cryptologic, and computers) and human networks.

Computer Forensics Specialization Courses

CYB 624 Essential Topics and Emerging Trends in Cybercrime Investigations (3 credit hours)
Students in this course examine topics, concepts, trends, and methods in computer and network forensics investigations. Students acquire skills and knowledge in digital evidence collection and evaluation; legal issues; and international, jurisdiction, and privacy issues.

CYB 651 Computer Forensics and Investigation Methods (3 credit hours)
This course examines techniques and tools used by computer forensics investigations such as acquisition, preservation, recovery, and analysis of evidence obtained from portable and stationary computer storage devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and cell phones.

CYB 652 Intrusion Forensics and Network Analysis (3 credit hours)
As a result of advances in technology and a consequent rise in computer-related crime and victimization, there is a need for experts in detecting when an unlawful intrusion has occurred and who is responsible. This course emphasizes ethical considerations as well as proper procedure for intrusion analysis and the forensic investigation that follows.

CYB 653 Network Forensics (3 credit hours)
This course provides students with an understanding of the technology, laws, regulations, ethics and procedures for network forensics. The course provides an introduction to identifying data of evidentiary value, and collecting and analyzing digital evidence within computer networks. Emphasis will be placed upon the technical aspects of the problem.

CYB 659 Advanced Topics in Computer Forensics (3 credit hours)
This course will cover state-of-the art advances in the computer forensics field. It is a flexible course intended to breach the knowledge gap between published material and newest exploits.

Cyber Operations Specialization Courses

CYB 640 Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (3 credit hours)
This course presents the foundational Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for Cyber Technical, Legal and Ethical issues. You’'ll develop an understanding of the evolution of Cyber TTPs and their application on current events. Additionally, you’'ll explore the development of Computer Network Operations by looking at the Strategic and National view.

CYB 641 Computer and Network Operations (3 credit hours)
Gain an understanding of the foundational concepts and processes of computer network operations. You’'ll develop an appreciation and depth of understanding in computer network operations (CNO) through course topics, covering the three pillars of computer network operations to include attack, defense and exploitation. Discover system vulnerability assessment to gain an appreciation for each of the pillars of CNO.

CYB 642 Access Methods and Data Hiding (3 credit hours)
This course takes an in-depth look at data hiding methods, techniques and access methods, from both a historical perspective and an up-to-the-minute review of the latest developments. The course also includes both research and practical experimentation of data hiding tools, investigation techniques and the latest countermeasures.

CYB 643 Autonomous Cyber Operations (3 credit hours)
Understand construction, discovery and analysis of viral code from both a defensive and offensive standpoint. Address legal issues associated with autonomous operations, and examine the design, construction, engineering and reverse engineering of computer code in an effort to better understand the cutting edge technology used by both malicious hackers and nation state engineering teams for cyber weapon development.

CYB 649 Advanced Topics in Cyber Operations (3 credit hours)
Gain an understanding of advanced concepts and techniques of computer network operations. Develop the skills and techniques used in computer network operations (CNO), and get a hands-on approach to the three pillars of computer network operations to include attack, defense and exploitation.

Malware Analysis Specialization Courses

CYB 617 Cyber Conflict (3 credit hours)
This course examines evolution of intelligence, counterterrorism, and cyberconflict. The course will analyze divergent U.S. and international policies for combating cyber terrorism, and terrorist tactics worldwide.

CYB 641 Computer and Network Operations (3 credit hours)
Gain an understanding of the foundational concepts and processes of computer network operations. You’ll develop an appreciation and depth of understanding in computer network operations (CNO) through course topics, covering the three pillars of computer network operations to include attack, defense and exploitation. Discover system vulnerability assessment to gain an appreciation for each of the pillars of CNO.

CYB 643 Autonomous Cyber Operations (3 credit hours)
Understand construction, discovery and analysis of viral code from both a defensive and offensive standpoint. Address legal issues associated with autonomous operations, and examine the design, construction, engineering and reverse engineering of computer code in an effort to better understand the cutting edge technology used by both malicious hackers and nation state engineering teams for cyber weapon development.

CYB 689 Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity (3 credit hours)
This course will cover state-of-the art advances in the cybersecurity field. It is a flexible course designed to breach the knowledge gap between published material and newest cyber-exploits.

CYB 691 Malware Practicum (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously or concurrent studied theory in malware mitigation and analysis. Students will learn the nuances of finding and mitigating malware and gain a deep understanding of the technical methods of malicious code (malcode), utilizing specialized malware analysis tools and environments, and enterprise wide mitigation methods.

Electronic Crime Specialization

FCM 535 Legal and Regulatory Issues for Fraud Management (3 credit hours)
This course examines the structure and design of organizations with focus on systems theory and its impact with Economic Crime and applicability to today’s environment.

FCM 627 Fraud Management: Risk and Compliance (3 credit hours)
This course covers application of principles and practices of compliance and operational risk assessment and mitigation to the management of fraud prevention detection, and investigation.

FCM 631 Fraud Management and Technology (3 credit hours)
This course covers the challenges of management in an increasingly technological environment and the history and evolutionary development of counter fraud technology. The integration of fraud management in the development of new corporate products or instruments. Anticipating new forms of frauds based on the application of new and projected technologies.

FCM 642 Advanced Fraud Analysis (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to familiarize students with innovative analytic approaches used to perform complex fraud analysis. Topics include: link analysis, data mining, advanced statistical tools, case management systems, and expert system approaches such as neural network early-warning software.

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