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Online Certificate of Advanced Studies - Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations is designed to provide managers and information technology professionals with the essential tools and techniques needed to identify cyber threats; create cyber policy; and to understand the ethical, legal, cultural, and regulatory environment as it relates to operating in cyberspace.

Courses & Curriculum

Students will learn hands-on investigative skills using the most modern and up-to-date tools and technologies in the following courses:

CYB 610 – Cyber Intelligence
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 615 Cyber Counter Intelligence
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 671 – Open Source Cyber Surveillance
This course questions the technical gaps, Intelligence Community assumptions, and important legal issues related to open source cyber surveillance. Topics addressed include the use of data and information gathered from the use of unmanned, semi-autonomous systems, web data mining, social networks, and other systems.

CYB 674 – Cyber Data Fusion
This course will address the collection and integration of email, URL, social network mining, CCTV, RFID, black box analysis, audio interception, electrical-optical surveillance, video/photo/optical systems, and tracking and locating systems. Legal and policy issues associated with use of these tools will be addressed.

CYB 680 – Cyberspace Law, Public Policy, and Politics
This course examines the Constitution, law, public policy, surveillance, privacy, crime, law enforcement, and punishment related to actions in cyberspace.

CYB 688 – International Aspects of Cyber Policy
This course is concerned with evolving international law, diplomacy, international cooperation, non-cooperation, international organizations, alternatives for Internet governance, the European Convention on Cybercrime, the Tallinn Manual, and the principle of national responsibility.

Total Required Credits Hours: 18

Admission Requirements

To apply for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • :: Bachelor's degree or International equivalent
  • :: Minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department
  • :: No GRE or GMAT exam required

Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations Learning Goals

  • :: Understand the role that cyber plays in the overall process of the intelligence cycle
  • :: Analyze and assess cyberspace ethics and laws
  • :: Understand the international and cultural aspects of cybersecurity, cyber intelligence and cyber conflict
  • :: Analyze and assess methods for cyber monitoring, cyber intelligence, cyber fusion and cyber surveillance
  • :: Create cyberspace policies that enforce security and privacy.

Continue Your Education

When you’re ready to advance your education, you can seamlessly transfer your Certificate of Advanced Studies credits to complete either of these Master's degrees in as few as 12 months.1

Additional Certificates of Advanced Study can be found here.

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¹Students are expected to take 1 class every 8 weeks. Please contact your Program Manager for detailed guidelines.