Master of Science
230K+ Alumni Worldwide
The Master of Science in Cybersecurity provides managers and professionals with the knowledge and skills to ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, control, availability and utility of the world’s computing and information systems infrastructure. Core cybersecurity coursework supports the variety of backgrounds (both education and work experience) that students may bring to the program, while the specializations provide for study in particular domains of knowledge within the field.
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.
All students who seek to enroll in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program must interview with the appropriate faculty advisor prior to enrolling in the first course of the program.
Students earning the MS in Cybersecurity with an Enterprise Cybersecurity Management specialization will learn to:
- Prepare an IT risk mitigation and security plan
- Prepare and create an enterprise disaster-recovery and business-continuity plan
- Derive information assurance from an InfoSec perspective
- Differentiate among the models, architectures, challenges and global legal constraints of secure electronic commerce technologies used to ensure transmission, processing, and storage of sensitive information
- Prescribe how to provide message privacy, integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation using network security practices and infrastructure hardening techniques
- Assess the relative demands of internet-openness, legislation and law-enforcement, and individual right-to-privacy from a national and global perspective
- Forecast the impact of advancing technology and national and international cybersecurity legislation on the practice of cybersecurity
- Practice critical thinking in analyzing and synthesizing enterprise and global cybersecurity issues through both individual and team projects
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