Learn to protect computers and networks with a Cyber Security degree.




Cyber Security refers to any number of policies and practices, processes and technologies that exist to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. Computers are very powerful and useful when connected to networks and the Internet, but the Internet has an open architecture. In Sullivan's Cyber Security program, you'll learn to secure part of the Internet for use.

Our Cyber Security programs focus on:

  • Security Software/Hardware
  • Defensive Strategies
  • Preventive Strategies
  • Policies and Practices

Get to know the program.

Emmanuel Udoh is the dean of the Information Technology program.

What type of person would this program appeal to?

The master's program would appeal to those with a bachelor's degree in computer science or information technology, as well as mid-level managers and professionals or those with an interest in law/enforcement programs.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the program?

The program covers the core competencies in information security assessments, including monitoring and auditing of computer implementations and networks. It investigates the operating system's security, distributed systems, database security, security policies and protocols, cryptography and applications security.

What are potential jobs or employment settings for graduates?

Graduates may find work as security experts in firms, organizations and governmental agencies with job titles like cyber policy analyst, chief security officer, cyber security software engineer, digital forensics expert, or information systems security administrator

What is the most important or unique aspect about this program?

Cyber programs offer real-world applications of classroom theory in a laboratory environment (augmented with virtual resources). Also, our program offers pathways to acquire pertinent certifications.

What are good resources for finding out more on this career field?

Association of Computing Machiner
Association of Information Technology Professionals

Campuses:

Online

Offered:

  • Cyber Security Administration Certificate
  • Cyber Security Professional Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
  • Master of Science in Cyber Security

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CYBER SECURITY PROGRAMS

Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CYBER SECURITY ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE

Course Title Credit Hours
MNE 108 Computer Hardware Fundamentals
4
MNE 109 Computer Network Fundamentals
4
MNE 111 Administrating Windows 7
4
MNE 112 Administrating Windows Server 2008
4
MNE 203 Introduction to Linux
4
MNE 204 Linux Server – Configuring the X Window System
4
MNE 212 Security Certified Specialist
4
MNE 213 Computer Security Fundamentals
4
Total Credit Hours
32

CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Course Title Credit Hours
MNE 310 Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)
4
MNE 314 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks
4
MNE 320 Ethical Hacking
4
MNE 340 Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA)
4
MNE 360 Network Penetration Testing (LPT)
4
MNE 365 Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C-HFI)
4
MNE 430 Security Design and Compliance I
4
MNE 450 Security Design and Compliance II
4
Total Credit Hours
32

*Courses subject to change.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

MGT 510MGT Communications 4
CSC 520Fundamentals of Cyber Security 4
CSC 540Information Security 4
CSC 550Data Mining 4
CSC 622Evaluating Emerging Cyber & Information Security Technologies 4
CSC 623Business Continuity & Disaster Response Processes and Strategies 4
Total Credit Hours24

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CYBER SECURITY

Policy

CSC 624Cyber & Information Security Policy Analysis 4 (Preq: MGT 510)

Fundamentals (CIA)

CSC 520Fundamentals of Cyber Security 4 (Preq: MGT 510)
CSC 540Information Security 4 (Preq: MGT 510)

Applications/Techniques

CSC 550Data Mining 4 (Preq: MGT 510)
CSC 622Evaluating Emerging Cyber & Information Security Technologies 4 (P:MGT 510, CSC550)
CSC 623Business Continuity & Disaster Response Processes and Strategies 4 (P:MGT 510, CSC550)
CSC 625Applied Digital Forensics 4 (P:MGT 510, CSC550)
CSC 626Cyber Warfare & Espionage: Tactics, Techniques and Tools 4 (MGT 510, CSC550)
CSC 635Computer Security 4 (Preq: MGT 510)
CSC 681IT Capstone Project 4
MGT510MGT Communications 4 (Preq: none)
MGT590Project MGT 4 (Preq: MGT 510)
Total Credit Hours 48


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