Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Description

The BS in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics will equip students with the ability to protect an organization’s information technology assets from cyber-attacks, detect and respond to cyber intrusions, and mitigate the effects of such intrusions, as well as uncover digital evidence of criminal or unauthorized activity. The program combines cybersecurity concepts and skills with those of the field of digital forensics, creating a unique degree program. The emphasis of the program is on the prevention, detection and mitigation of cyber-attacks, combined with the ability to gather digital evidence and conduct electronic crime investigations.

Objectives

Upon completion of the B.S. in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Develop a security policy for an organization that balances the organization’s mission, culture, human factors, and security requirements.
  2. Apply risk assessment methodologies in selecting and configuring security controls to protect information assets.
  3. Monitor a network infrastructure for cyber-attacks.
  4. Mitigate the effects on a network infrastructure due to a cyber-attack.
  5. Evaluate an end-to-end computer forensics investigation
  6. Prepare a digital forensics evidence report.

Policies

Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major. Furthermore, the lowest acceptable grade is a “C” in all major courses. No student, regardless of major, will be permitted to advance to the next major course without earning a grade of “C” or better in the prerequisite course(s). When a grade below a “C” is earned in a major course, the student must repeat that course. The lowest acceptable grade in Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE) courses is a “D,” with the exception of ENG 151 and ENG 152, for which the lowest acceptable grade is a “C.” If a SEE course is required for the major the lowest acceptable grade is a “C.”

A course may be repeated twice without special permission. Information systems majors must apply in writing to the program coordinator requesting permission to attempt a course for a third time.

Requirements

Major Requirements

Undergraduate degrees must have a minimum of 120 credit hours. Graduate degrees must have a minimum of 30 credit hours.

CDF 110Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Fundamentals

3 credits

CDF 240Linux System Administration

3 credits

CDF 251Network Security

3 credits

CDF 252Networking II

3 Credits

CDF 261Digital Forensics

3 credits

CDF 271Intrusion and Penetration Testing

3 credits

CDF 281Advanced Network Defense

3 credits

CDF 290Legal Aspects of Cybersecurity

3 credits

CDF 391Incident Response and Investigation

3 credits

CDF 392Information Systems Forensic Internals – Auditing

3 credits

CDF 393Forensic Evidence Collection Tools and Techniques

3 credits

CDF 475Advanced Digital Forensics

3 credits

CDF 480Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Capstone

3 credits

IS 140Information Systems Architecture and Design

3 credits

IS 231Network Technologies

3 credits

IS 232TCP and IP Communication Protocols for Windows and UNIX

3 credits

IS 235Advanced Windows Server Architecture & Administration

3 credits

IS 240Programming Concepts

3 credits

IS 331CISCO TCP and IP Routing

3 credits

IS 365Writing for IS Applications

3 credits

IS 432Network Security-Firewalls, IDS, and Counter Measures

3 credits

MGT 210Business Writing

3 credits

Minor in Cybersecurity

A minor in cybersecurity is available. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see a Student Success Coach for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.

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