The Cybersecurity minor focuses on the field of information security, which deals with the processes and methodologies that are designed and implemented to protect data from unauthorized access, misuse, modification, and disruption. In today’s highly connected world our sensitive data and systems are increasingly in peril, and there is a growing need for knowledgeable professionals who can develop, use, and manage best practices and tools. This presents an opportunity for students in a variety of majors who are passionate about cybersecurity.
The minor provides students with a broad introduction to current cybersecurity topics. It not only gives the student a solid foundation in security fundamentals but also flexibly combines with a number of majors, such as Business, Computer Science, and Mathematics. This allows the student to position him or herself for a particular area of the cybersecurity job market, from managerial to software development. The minor includes in-depth and hands-on exposure to several key areas of information/cybersecurity such as system/OS security, penetration testing, and software security, thus allowing the student to obtain hands-on practical experience in these areas.
|CPSC 220||Computer Programming and Problem Solving||4|
|CPSC 225||Software Development Tools||1|
|CPSC 414||Network Principles & Applicatn||3|
|CPSC 345||Introduction to Computer Security||3|
|or MIST 411||Information Security|
|MIST 444||Ethical Hacking||3|
|or CPSC 445||Software Security|
|Select one of the following:||3|
Andrew Marshall, Program Coordinator, Department of Computer Science
Randall Helmstutler, Department of Mathematics
Kimberley Kinsley, College of Business
Michael Lapke, College of Business
Veena Ravishankar, Department of Computer Science
Mukesh Srivastava, College of Business