Master of Science in Cybersecurity
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Master of Science in Cybersecurity
If you can envision yourself helping to ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, control, availability, and utility of the world’s computing and information systems infrastructure, National University’s MS in Cybersecurity program will give you the technical and managerial skills you need to achieve your career aspirations.
In this rigorous online curriculum, we challenge our students to design, build and implement the computing and systems that address the major issues our society is wrestling with. It’s a professionally focused degree for those who endeavor to help secure the world’s computer and information systems infrastructure.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has designated National University as a National Center of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through 2028. More information on the National Center of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Cybersecurity program can be found here: https://www.nsa.gov/Academics/Centers-of-Academic-Excellence/
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
In the top 10 for graduating students in the MS in Cybersecurity program among online nonprofit 4-yr private universities.
Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Enterprise Cybersecurity Management
The Enterprise Cybersecurity Management specialization focuses on programmatic management and governance skills for organizational cybersecurity. In addition to foundational knowledge and tools for securing network, cloud and wireless systems, you’ll learn to assess and manage the vulnerabilities and protections of these IT environments. This specialization focuses on larger organizations (often in government) that have codified standards, policies, and practices for their information systems.Learn More
Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Ethical Hacking and Pen Testing
The Ethical Hacking & Pen Testing specialization focuses on testing enterprise systems by probing network and information security components with simulated attacks. These exercises and simulations prepare professionals for: developing rules of engagement, preparing cybersecurity tool kits, discovering and exploiting system vulnerabilities, ethically conducting penetration tests, and preparing penetration test documentation. Red-Teaming practices and Red vs. Blue team exercises will be executed and assessed as an important part of the coursework.Learn More
Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics
The specialization of Digital Forensics provides a greater focus on investigation and analysis of computers and networks. Students will be able to examine digital summaries of indications, investigations of digital forensics and preserve digital evidence.Learn More
Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cloud Security
The specialization in Cloud Security prepares students to effectively secure cloud environments. The specialization focuses on risk management, secure cloud architecture, DevSecOps, and cloud computing assessments. Students learn to formulate risk management strategies, design secure cloud architectures, integrate security practices into DevOps, and conduct security assessments in cloud environments. Legal, regulatory, and compliance considerations are also covered. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills to address cloud security challenges, communicate security concepts, and implement continuous monitoring and improvement practices. Graduates are prepared to meet the increasing demand for cloud security professionals in various industries.Learn More
National University students are encouraged to joint our Cyber Team Nucl3@r. The cyber team apply the knowledge and skills they gain in class by competing in challenging cyber competitions like the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, Collegiate Pentest Competition, National Cyber League, and Cyberforce Competition. These competitions also allow students to demonstrate their skills to potential employers.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of National University’s master’s in cybersecurity program, graduates will be able to:
- Devise a mitigation plan against both external and internal vulnerabilities to enterprise computer infrastructures and sensitive digital assets
- Analyze and evaluate multiple risk assessment methods and strategies
- Compare and contrast the legal and ethical aspects of cybersecurity at the federal, state, and international level
- Assess and summarize the legal and ethical requirements of a cybersecurity professional
- Integrate project management skills to produce a cybersecurity solution
- Evaluate the results of a security assessment to assess the security status of a network or computer system
- Conduct in-depth research into a specific CSIA topic, including finding and integrating relevant research results of others
- Integrate systems-level infrastructure thinking into CSIA problem identification and resolution and effectively communicate the solution
Our four-week courses and online options work with your schedule to get the most out of our MS in Cybersecurity program. You could start as early as next month!
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“Balance life and business – may seem difficult but it’s not impossible. Stick with it and great things will follow.”
– Christopher Simpson, Academic Program Director, Master of Science in Cybersecurity
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“The MS Cybersecurity program was an awesome technical experience! It was great to get actual real-world experience for the skills you are learning, as well as the key business components that relate to the such as project management, presentation, and teamwork.”
– Jonathan Race, Class of 2018, Founding Cyber Team Captain
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