Cyber Security Courses
Cyb 640 Information Security Risk Assessment (3)
This course provides students with an introduction to the field of information security risk assessment. Initially, the students will be introduced to basic definitions and nomenclature in the area of security assessment. Thereafter they will be taught different approaches for assessment of risk. The course will incorporate cases in risk analysis derived from state and law enforcement agencies. Students will learn how to use a risk analysis matrix for performing both quantitative and qualitative risk analysis. As part of the course the students learn of the different threats that they need to incorporate in their risk analysis matrices.
Cyb 641 Security Policies (3)
This course provides students with an introduction to information security policies. Students will be introduced to sociological and psychological issues in policy implementation in general and then provided with a focused dialogue on information security specific policies. The class discusses the entire lifecycle of policy creation and enactment and presents students with issue specific policies in different domains of security. The structure of the policy is also discussed to assist the students in design and modification of policies. Several examples from different domains are incorporated in the curriculum to assist students to learn in context of real life situations.
Cyb 644 Introduction to Information and Cyber Security (3)
In this class, vulnerabilities of computer networks and techniques for protecting networks and data are discussed. Basic elements of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, secure e-commerce, involving secure transmission, authentication, digital signatures, digital certificates and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is presented. Issues in privacy and piracy are also discussed where students study and debate controversial topics such as media piracy and government surveillance.
Cyb 645 Psychology and Information Security (3)
This course provides students with an appreciation for and understanding of the psychological processes that impact information security. Three broad themes are covered. The first explores the psychology of the attacker, and examines the motivation and techniques of cyber criminals and hackers. The second theme stresses the importance of the user in the success of security systems. Students will be introduced to basic perceptual, cognitive, and motivational processes and biases that compromise security and increase vulnerability to attacks. The third theme examines how humans interact with machines and technology and how this interaction affects security in organizations.
Cyb 646 Mathematical Methods for Information Security (3)
This course teaches students to navigate sections of classical mathematics and computer science used to construct mathematical models of information security. This course will help students understand the need for mathematical models in different security paradigms along with the essential definitions, concepts and results for developing the models. The course will also help students figure out the limitations of the mathematical model: its strengths and weaknesses, and, consequently, its application to practical problems. The student will know what specific areas of mathematics and computer science will be necessary for the problems at hand and where further investigation is required.
Cyb 647 Security Implementation (3)
This course will teach students how to implement security in networks. Students learn how to harden their information security environment and set up secure infrastructure. The course covers both wired and wireless network security, database security, and general computer security practices.
Cyb 680 Selected Topics in Cyber Security (3)
This course will cover topics of temporal or special interest in Cyber Security which will not be made a curricular requirement for a degree. The topics of interest will be based on current events, emerging trends in technology and cyber security policy.
Cyb 694 Field Concentration Elective in Cyber Security (3)
The Field Concentration Elective in Cyber Security provides students with an opportunity to utilize cyber security techniques in a project-based course. May be repeated for 3 credits. Prerequisites: Mkt 522, Fin 525, Mgt 514. Permission of the department chairperson.
Cyb 695 Independent Study in Cyber Security (3)
The student and instructor jointly develop a plan of independent study on an advanced topic in cyber security. The student is usually required to prepare a report or paper. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Permission of instructor needed. S/U graded. Prerequisite: Completion of at least 15 graduate credits.
Cyb 698 Research Project in Cyber Security (3)
Supervised research on a topic involving cyber security. Not open for students with credit in Cyb 694. Satisfies MBA research course requirement. Prerequisite: Completion of at least 30 graduate credits. S/U Graded.