Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Curriculum
Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2024
Information Security Track
The Information Security track concentrates on principles and practical techniques for developing safeguards that can help secure computers and networks. Secure software development, identity and access management, network intrusion detection and prevention, and forensics and incident response are some of the areas that are covered in-depth. In addition, a lab course gives students hands-on experience with advanced security analysis tools to discover and mitigate software and network vulnerabilities.
Cyber-Physical Systems Track
The Cyber-Physical Systems track focuses on the specialized concerns for keeping control of the operations and information embedded in components involved in energy creation, storage, and transmission. Although the focus is on electrical power systems, the concepts you learn and the knowledge you gain can be applied to other domains such as manufacturing, chemical processing, agriculture, and others.
The Policy track approaches cybersecurity from the management aspect, including the administrative, market, and public policy tools used to keep cyberspace safe. This concentration focuses on the way IT security is affected by organizational, national, and international policies. Topics covered include security policy frameworks, global internet governance, privacy technologies and law, critical infrastructure policies, cyberspace as a domain for international conflict, and multilateral cyber norm development.