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The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCYB) program prepares those who wish to meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals in nearly all modern organizations. The coursework provides you with an understanding of basic information technology management concepts, fundamental security skills, and the legal and ethical issues associated with cybersecurity. The Computer Network Defense specialization takes a specific focus on assessing and addressing the security issues related to computer networks. Upon completing this program, you’ll be prepared to work in positions such as security analyst, computer network defender, and computer incident responder.
Students earning the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree with a Computer Network Defense specialization will learn to:
- Demonstrate the ability to set up, implement, and assess the cybersecurity status of a computer system
- Apply security controls affecting a virtualized computing environment, a wireless network, and an operating system
- Analyze a system problem and design cybersecurity measures appropriate to its solution
- Apply best practice concepts in cybersecurity management to enterprise processes
- Describe the ethical challenges that confront a cybersecurity professional
- Apply security control principles in the construction of cybersecurity solutions
- Demonstrate the written and oral communication skills expected of a cybersecurity professional
- Securely administer a Windows and Linux system using security automation tools and techniques
- Demonstrate the fundamental concepts of operating systems, networks, and cloud computing
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