Gain the advanced knowledge and skills required for securing data and protecting digital assets in this graduate specialization. In organizations where safety of information is paramount, IT professionals must learn to mitigate malicious cyber activities through the implementation of security solutions within local and enterprise infrastructures. Topics such as security management, risk and vulnerability controls, data encryption, and combating cybercrime are thoroughly explored.
Network administrators, information security analysts, system architects, and other IT professionals will benefit from the comprehensive curriculum in this lucrative career field. This specialization is aligned with 7 of the 10 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) domains.
Master's degree students customize their online degree program with a four-course (12 total credit hours) Specialization in subject matter and topic area relevant to their specific career. The Specialization in Cyber Security is beneficial to professionals in the Information Technology field attempting to broaden their knowledge of cybercrime.
Students completing the online Cyber Security Degree Program Specialization will:
Graduate students complete most of their core degree requirements prior to beginning their specialization. New students should apply online for university admission and be accepted into one of the online master's degree programs from CSU-Global prior to selecting a specialization. Once admitted, all students are eligible for CSU-Global's Tuition Guarantee that locks in the low tuition rate when they initially enrolled. Financial aid is also available for those who qualify.
ISM527 Cyber Security Management: This course provides insight into the complex implementation and management of cyber security practices. Students perform risk assessments and recommend mitigations to protect digital assets in the workplace as well as discuss disaster recovery, incident handling, cyber security policy implementation, privacy, and legal issues related to cyber security.
ISM529 Emerging Cyber Security Technology, Threats, and Defense: This course provides students with the opportunity to explore and examine emerging trends and technology in cyber security. Students analyze organizations and review the feasibility of adopting new cyber security trends in order to provide competitive advantages in the workplace. This course also evaluates necessary policy and procedure changes within the context of the continued evolution of technology.
ISM530 Enterprise Cyber Security: This course provides students with insight into the cyber security issues surrounding an enterprise including securing organizational data, responding to cyber based security breaches, emerging technologies, and ensuring a secured computing environment for safeguarding company information.
ISM531 Cyber Security Defense and Countermeasures: This course prepares students to defend enterprise networks from web based and internal attacks using techniques such as system hardening, encryption, policy enforcement and software/hardware intrusion detection systems to protect enterprise data assets.
Become an IT leader as you learn to strategically implement technology solutions aligned with organizational objectives through this graduate degree program.