Introduction to Information Security (CS 6035)
A full spectrum of information security: threats, software vulnerabilities, programming for malice, basic cryptography, operating systems protections, network security, privacy, data mining, computer crime.
Information Security Policies and Strategies (PUBP 6725)
This course introduces students to the policy and management aspects of cybersecurity. It is divided into four modules. The first involves basic concepts and definitions regarding policy, governance, and threats; the second deals with cybersecurity management and policy at the organizational level; the third deals with cybersecurity public policy at the national level; and the fourth deals with cyber conflict, policy, and diplomacy at the transnational level. This course situates cybersecurity in the overall Internet ecosystem.
Flexible core course requirement is a common requirement for all students in the OMS Cybersecurity degree program and is designed to enhance breadth. To meet this, a student must select one required course from a specialization track that is different from the track in which he or she is enrolled.
Our Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (OMS Cybersecurity) will give you the expertise to set you up for a thriving career as a cybersecurity expert and leader in a cutting-edge, high-demand field. Featuring the same world-class instruction as our on-campus program, you’ll learn from faculty whose cybersecurity ingenuity and research is sought by the country’s top companies and government experts.
Designed to be completed in two-to-three years, our OMS Cybersecurity consists of three courses covering the threats and defenses to information theft, as well as policies and strategies to keep information secure. In addition, you'll get a broad view of the field by choosing a class from a track outside your specialty. You'll have the flexibility to focus on a specific area of interest by selecting to concentrate on one of three tracks. Each track requires an additional six courses — four track-specific courses and two elective courses.
Just like students in our Master of Cybersecurity program on-campus, you'll get the opportunity to work in a commercial, industrial, academic, or government setting to help solve security issues through our five-credit-hour cybersecurity practicum.