The cybersecurity minor concentration is for students majoring in computer science. The minor consists of 18 credit hours.
CSCS 453 Digital Forensics in Cybersecurity. This course introduces students to concepts of investigating cybercrimes, seeking evidence that reveals who, what, where, and how threats. The course examines the relationships between incident categories, evidence handling, and incident management. Students identify consequences associated with cyber-threats and security laws using a variety of tools to recognize threats and recover from unauthorized and malicious activities (3 credit hours). Perquisite(s): CSCS 413.
CSCS 463 Cyber security Operations, Risk Management and Compliance. This course prepares students for the operational demands and responsibilities of security practitioners, including the design, implementation and maintaining a robust information security program. This course provides a comprehensive, up-to-date global body of knowledge that ensures students have the right information security knowledge and skills to be successful in IT operational roles to mitigate security concerns and guard against the impact of malicious activity. Students demonstrate how to manage and restrict access control systems; administer policies, procedures, and guidelines that are ethical and compliant with laws and regulations; implement risk management and incident handling processes; execute cryptographic systems to protect data; manage network security; and analyze common attack vectors and countermeasures to assure information integrity and confidentiality in various systems. (3 credit hours). Perquisite(s): CSCI 473; CSCS 413.
CSCS 413 Foundation of Network Security. This course introduces students to the components of computer network and the concepts of the role of communication protocols. The course will cover widely used categorical classifications of networks (i.e., LAN, MAN, WAN, PAN and VPN), as well as network topologies, physical devices, and layered abstraction (3 credit hours). Prerequisite(s): CSCS 413; CSCI 473.
CSCS 423 Fundamentals of Web Security. This course introduces students to practices for preventing security breaches by applying web security protocols, firewalls, and system configurations (3 credits). Perquisite(s): CSCS 413.
CSCS 433 Ethical Hacking. This course introduces students to techniques to scan, test, hack and secure networks. Students will learn intruders escalate privileges, intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows, and virus creation (3 credit hours).
CSCS 433 Introduction to Cryptography. This course introduces concepts of cryptography, cryptographic algorithms, cryptograph protocols, and its applications to protect information (3 credit hours). Prerequisite(s) CSCI 473.
Dr. Suzan Anwar
Dr. Chuanlei Zhang