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Online MPS in Cyber Policy & Risk Analysis Courses

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The Utica College online Master's in Cyber Policy & Risk Analysis is a comprehensive, online program designed to prepare you for the dynamic field of cybersecurity policy, cyber data fusion and risk analysis. The program features relevant organizational risk management courses, cyberspace law, public policy and ethics on a national and international scale, cyber espionage, cyber surveillance, and cyber data fusion courses.

The Cyber Policy & Risk Analysis curriculum consists of our core cyber policy courses, plus a professional development (capstone) course. You will complete 30 credit hours of graduate courses in the MPS in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis.

Major Course Requirements

CYB 606 - Cyberspace and Cybersecurity (3 credits)
This course provides a foundational view of cybersecurity, with a high level overview of the technical, operational, ethical, and legal issues associated with the topic.

GOV 561 - International Relations: Theories, Practice and Policy Analysis (3 credits)
This course examines international cooperation and conflict including the evolution of international political systems, problems of war and peace, diplomacy, nuclear weapons, international economics, international organizations, and international law.

CYB 668 - Organizational Risk Management Frameworks (3 credits)
This course examines risk management as a systematic assessment of the actual degree of risk in a given security situation. The course will examine threats, vulnerabilities, countermeasures and cost/benefit as they relate to security.

PHI 655 - Cyber Ethics (3 credits)
This course examines how various classical theorists have interpreted the concept of morality and how these interpretations apply to cyber conflict, cyber-ethics, and the use of technology more generally.

CYB 665 - Legal Foundations of Information Security and Privacy (3 credits)
This course addresses the principles of privacy relating to non-public personal information and proprietary business or government information, including policy issues; legal, regulatory and business controls; and best practices.


SOC 563 - Complex Organizations (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to study complex organizations in modern society from the perspective of how those organizations are influenced by cyber conflict. Government, military, intelligence, business, industrial and national critical infrastructures will be examined.

CYB 680 - Cyberspace Law, Public Policy, and Politics (3 credits)
This course examines 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 Espionage (3 credits)
This course examines laws governing cyber espionage, major known incidents, strategies and motivations, geopolitics, and corporate/industrial espionage. This course will address the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FISA Court, PATRIOT Act and other related laws, entities, organizations and missions.

CYB 682 - Cyber War, and Deterrence (3 credits)
The objective of this course is to study definitions of warfare, strategies and objectives, the developing roles of cyber in warfare and deterrence, key United States and other nation's policy documents, and protecting national critical infrastructures.

CYB 688 - International Aspects of Cyber Policy (3 credits)
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.

Professional Development (Capstone)

CYB 697 - Professional Development in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis: Current Issues (3 credits)
This course is a culminating academic experience with a position paper/policy statement and presentation on a current issue in cybersecurity. Issues and topics addressed in this course include cyberspace policy, cyber conflict, cyber ethics, cyber surveillance, national security vs. personal privacy, cyberspace organizational issues, crisis management, and legislative issues.

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Build your skills in this vital Cyber Policy field with the online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis from Utica College. Request more information or call us at (315) 732-2640 or toll-free at (866) 295-3106 to learn more.