SEU Master of Science in Information Security

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First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-Requisite
1 RES500 Academic Writing and

Research Skills

3 None
2 IT500 Business and Information

Technology

3 None
6

 

Second Semester

 

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-Requisite
1 CS507 Introduction to Cyber Security

and Digital Crime

3 IT500
2 CS512 Cryptography Fundamentals 3 IT500
6

 

Third Semester

 

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-Requisite
1 CS562 Enterprise Cyber Security 3/ Lab IT500, CS507
2 IT575 Innovative Solutions in Complex Organizations 3 IT500, CS507
6

 

Fourth Semester

 

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-Requisite
1 CS564 Cyber Defense in Web Based

Attacks

3/ Lab CS562
2 CS664 Cyber Security Defense and Countermeasures 3 CS507, CS562
6

 

 

Fifth Semester

 

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-Requisite
1  

CS566

Securing the Enterprise

Infrastructure with Cyber Security Techniques

 

3/ Lab

CS562
2 CS683 Ethical Hacking and

Penetration Testing

3/ Lab CS664
6

 

Sixth Semester

 

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-Requisite
1 CS663 Digital Forensics and

Investigations

3/ Lab CS683
2 CS666 Advanced Principles of Cyber

Security

3/ Lab CS664
6

 

Seventh Semester

 

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-Requisite
1 CS685 Information Security Legal and

Ethical Issues

3 IT500
2 CS699 Capstone Project – Information

Security

3 Department

Approval

6

 

SEU Master of Science in Information Security – 2016 Courses Description and Prerequisites

 

  1. RES 500 Academic Writing and Research Skills This course will provide the students with the basics of academic writing and a broad introduction to the methodological foundations and tools to make The course covers the basics of academic writing for graduate level students and introduces the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Participants will use theoretical aspects to begin to critically review literature relevant to their field of interests. Students will learn how to identify problems to study, develop hypotheses and research questions, specify independent and dependent variables, check for the validity and reliability of studies and design research projects. They will be exposed to a broad range of designs used in their researches from laboratory and field experiments, surveys, content analysis, focus groups and in-depth interviewing Prerequisite: None

 

  1. IT500 Business and Information Technology This course is appropriate for students with limited experience in IT. It provides an overview of information technologies used to maximize organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Prerequisite: None

 

  1. CS507 Introduction to Cyber Security and Digital Crime: This course provides an introduction to cyber security and digital crime to information technology professionals interested in data security. Students will learn about information security threats, dangers, and risks that organizations face and will develop the ability to analyze potential vulnerabilities that can have an adverse impact on digital

Pre or co-requisite: IT500

 

  1. CS512 Cryptography Fundamentals: This course provides students with a thorough review of cryptography and cryptographic techniques as they apply to the area of information and computer security. Students will learn about various cryptography techniques along with their advantages and disadvantages. Additionally, discussion will be provided on the various systems that are used to provide secure and encrypted end- to-end communications to include: pre-shared keys, hashing algorithms, certificates, public-key/private key infrastructures and shared secret

Prerequisite: IT500

 

  1. CS562 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

Prerequisites: IT500 and CS507

 

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