Online Masters in Cybersecurity- Intelligence and Forensics
Classes and Course Descriptions
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)
This course provides an opportunity for students to choose a specialized field research project to enhance their masterís experience.
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 Domestic Terrorism and Extremist Groups (3 credit hours)
This course traces history, emergence, and growth of paramilitary, hate and terrorist groups within the United States. Students assess their capabilities and activities within the context of cyber security issues, political activism, and the law.
CYB 617 CounterTerrorism and Cyberconflict (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 multijurisdictional 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 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.
Computer Forensics Specialization Courses
CYB 624 Advanced Cybercrime Investigations (3 credit hours)
This course will address methods to properly conduct a computer and/or network forensics investigation including digital evidence collection, and evaluation and legal issues involved in network forensics. International, jurisdictional, and privacy issues are considered.
CYB 651-652 Computer Forensics Investigations I-II (6 credit hours taught in sequence)
An accelerated study of cyber intrusion detection methodologies, tools, and approaches to incident response. Tracking of internet criminals, developing / preserving / recovering / imaging / analysis of evidence obtained from computer storage devices is detailed.
CYB 653 Advanced Telecommunications Forensics (3 credit hours)
An in-depth introduction to contemporary handheld device technologies such as personal digital assistants (PDA), handheld computers, network analysis/security devices, and wireless telephone/pager technologies. Forensic analysis of these devices is presented.
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. Youíll develop an understanding of the evolution of Cyber TTPs and their application on current events. Additionally, youíll 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. Youíll 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.
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