College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences2021-2022
School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems
Cybersecurity, Master of Science
Learning OutcomesPurpose Statement
Computing has become integral to the infrastructure of modern society. From banking and health to education and business, our world runs on algorithms and computing machines. Software and hardware are ubiquitous in every aspect of modern life. This infrastructure is powerful, complex—and highly vulnerable. Small design flaws or less than vigilant safety guards can lead to attacks and exploits that can cost businesses hundreds of billions of dollars and valuable consumer trust, and loss of infrastructure critical to modern civilization. At the same time there is a shortage of workers with the skills needed to secure these systems.
The population best suited for the graduate program are students with undergraduate preparation or work experience in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other technology areas. The MSCYB degree prepares students for advanced study in Cybersecurity, which in turn prepares students for new career opportunities in cybersecurity research and leadership with an emphasis on secure software and hardware development. Coursework prepares students with the technical skills to provide expert analysis of cybersecurity exploits and to provide innovation in secure computational design.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Analyze a complex cybersecurity problem and apply principles of cybersecurity and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Articulate requirements for a problem with cybersecurity as a central concern and then design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution.
- Provide effective cybersecurity leadership and organizational management.
- Build on existing security principles and practices to develop new practices and tools that support the maintenance of operations in the presence of risks and threats.
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