Certificate of Advanced Studies – Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


This Certificate of Advanced Studies in Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations gives you the chance to learn the detailed knowledge and hands-on investigative skills it takes to identify cyber threats in today's ever-changing digital world.

In as few as 18 months, you'll understand the history and evolution of cyber intelligence, cyberspace law, policy, and politics, as well as the challenges of open-source cyber surveillance and international aspects of creating ethical cyber policies.

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 610 Cyber IntelligenceCredit Hours: 3

Explore foundational concepts and processes in the sub-discipline of cyber intelligence.

CYB 615 Cyber CounterintelligenceCredit Hours: 3

Develop a broad understanding of the concepts and processes of counterintelligence in cyberspace. Explore topics including counterintelligence missions, defensive and offensive counterintelligence, and counterespionage.

CYB 671 Open Source Cyber SurveillanceCredit Hours: 3

Learn about 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 FusionCredit Hours: 3

Explore data collection, fusion, integration, and analysis problems selected from the following advanced surveillance technologies: acoustic, electromagnetic, sensors, special (magnetic, cryptologic, computer), and human networks.

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 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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