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Cyber Security

CYBR 1101 – Database Security

3 credits

To understand the importance of database security by developing the know-how and skills to protect a company’s technology infrastructure, intellectual property and future prosperity within organizations.

CYBR 1115 – Introduction to Computer Forensics & Cyber Crime

3 credits

This course is an introduction into the concepts, terminologies and terms that have been developed to communicate and understand the history of computer forensics and cyber crime.

CYBR 2205 – Terrorism & Homeland Security

3 credits

This course seeks to examine the history of terrorism and its manifestations in the contemporary world. The course will cover nationalistic terrorism, religious terrorism and domestic and special interest group terrorism. The course concludes with an examination of the political and ethical implications of the "global war on terror" and homeland security.

CYBR 2210 – Introduction to Cybersecurity

3 credits

This course introduces the concepts and understanding of the field of computer security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. Topics include security threats, hardening systems, securing networks, cryptography and organizational security policies.

CYBR 2215 – Advanced Computer Forensics & Cyber Crime

4 credits | Prerequisite: CYBR 1115

This course is an introduction into the concepts, terminologies and terms to skillfully complete a computer investigation from acquiring digital evidence to reporting findings.

CYBR 2220 – Ethical Hacking

3 credits | Prerequisite: CYBR 1121

This course is designed for students who want to develop penetration testing skills to enable them to identify information-system vulnerabilities and effective remediation techniques for those vulnerabilities. This course is also designed for individuals who are preparing to take the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam PT0-001, or who plan to use PenTest+ as the foundation for more advanced security certifications or career roles.

CYBR 2230 – Advanced Cybersecurity

3 credits | Prerequisite: CYBR 2210

This course covers the duties of cybersecurity analysts who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. Ultimately, the course promotes a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defense.