Online Cyber Policy Certificate: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


Through six courses over eight weeks, our Online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Cyber Policy gives you a thorough understanding of the non-technical side of cybersecurity. Examine the key concepts of information security and risk management, then tackle how the legal system, public policy, and political environment — both nationally and globally — impact the operations of this critical field.

When you're ready, you may seamlessly transition into one of these graduate programs: Master's in Cybersecurity and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Note that not all credit hours may transfer to the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

The curriculum course abstracts on this page are meant to provide a high-level course overview and subject to change based on term, faculty, and/or institutional requirements. View the official course descriptions as written in the Utica College Academic Catalog and in adherence to regional compliance.

Required Courses

Credit Hours

Major Course Requirements Total Hours:

CYB 606 Cyberspace and CybersecurityCredit Hours: 3

Gain an introduction to the disciplines of cyberspace and cybersecurity, including key concepts, terms, and definitions. Examine threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures associated with cybersecurity, and explore the topics of cybersecurity policy, risk, and compliance.

CYB 668 Organizational Risk Management FrameworksCredit Hours: 3

Examine rules, regulations, and issues related to organizational risk management. You'll explore risk assessment and management from healthcare, financial, privacy, data breach, and government perspectives.

CYB 680 Cyberspace Law, Public Policy, and PoliticsCredit Hours: 3

Examine the Constitution, law, public policy, surveillance, privacy, crime, law enforcement, and punishment related to actions in cyberspace.

CYB 681 The Law and Ethics of Cyber EspionageCredit Hours: 3

You'll examine United States laws governing cyber espionage. Explore strategies and motivations, geopolitics, and cases of corporate/industrial espionage. This course will look closely at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FISA Court, the PATRIOT Act, and other laws, entities, organizations, and missions related to cyber espionage.

CYB 682 Cyber War and DeterrenceCredit Hours: 3

Examine the development of cyberwarfare and deterrence. Analyze the definitions and roles of warfare, strategies, and objectives of cyberwarfare. You'll review key domestic and foreign policy documents, and learn the methods used to protect critical national infrastructures.

CYB 688 International Aspects of Cyber PolicyCredit Hours: 3

Examine the principle of national responsibility related to cyber policy. Become acquainted with international law, diplomacy, international cooperation, non-cooperation, international organizations, internet governance, the European Convention on Cybercrime, and the Tallinn Manual.

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