Cyber and Information Security Technology Bachelor

Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Cyber and Information Security Technology

Cyber and Information Security Technology Overview

Living in the age of data means embracing the interconnectedness that allows us to communicate and collaborate in an infinite number of ways. Data can mean a wealth of information and insight at our fingertips, but it can also be detrimental in the wrong hands. With progressively more information traveling over the wires and with increasing threats internationally with cyber terrorism, the need to defend and protect an organization’s assets is critically important.

Do you want to stop cyber-crime before it starts? If preventing, detecting, and battling digital crime is important to you, a career in cyber security may be the perfect fit, and a Computer and Information Science degree with a major in Cyber and Information Security Technology could be a great way to start! As a cybersecurity specialist, you could be on the front lines of cyber warfare and defense, protecting vital computer systems against inside and outside threats alike, including social engineering, hackers, malware, spyware, and viruses.

You could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a Cyber and Information Security Technology major in as little as 2.5 years through ECPI University’s year-round degree program.

Our Cyber and Information Security Technology degree program could teach you how to:

  • Administer, manage, and troubleshoot hardware, software, or services for single, mixed and multi-user environments
  • Use cyber security measures to protect data and manage personnel conduct in relation to safeguarding data.
  • Learn how to do vulnerability analysis/penetration testing of organizations
  • Learn how to actively monitor and defend networks
  • Create basic security policy and procedures

Join an exciting industry where you could make a difference in the lives of so many—contact ECPI University today and learn more about earning your bachelor’s in Computer and Information Systems with a major in Cyber and Information Security Technology.

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated ECPI University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) for the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science: Cyber and Information Security Technology major, Cybersecurity Track through academic year 2023. Designation Letter can be viewed here.

The Computer and Information Science programs are delivered online or through a campus-based hybrid model.

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Cyber and Information Security Technology Curriculum

Program Requirements

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.

Cyber and Information Security Technology Major

*Choose one: CIS495 - Cyber and Network Security Capstone or CIS490 - Bachelor's Externship-CIS

Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.

Cyber and Information Security Technology Program Description

At ECPI University, your classroom experience is reinforced with hands-on instruction, using the same kind of technology found in the workplace. Create and build networks in Windows, CISCO, and UNIX environments, and design and implement network security plans to keep hackers at bay and networks secure. Specifically, ECPI’s Cyber and Information Security Technology degree program could teach you how to:

  • Maintain network hardware and software
  • Evaluate problems and monitor network to ensure its availability to system users
  • Identify customer needs and use that information to design, interpret, and assess network requirements
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures
  • Install security software
  • Monitor networks for security breaches

Further develop knowledge in the following areas:

  • Ethical and Professional Practices
  • Logic and Decision Processes; Troubleshooting; Problem Resolution
  • Risk Management and Disaster Recovery
  • Customer Service and System Self-Assessment
  • Installation and Configuration of Client and Server Operating Systems, Network Services, and Security Tools
  • Protection of Sensitive Information by Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Cyber Security Attacks

ECPI’s bachelor of science degree in Computer & Information Science with a major in Cyber and Information Security Technology curriculum aims to prepare graduates to sit for IT certification exams related to CompTIA, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft.

Cyber and Information Security Technology Possible Career Track

*Network and cyber security management professionals are employed in a wide range of positions including:

  • Information security analyst
  • Network administration
  • Technical support and help desks
  • Network infrastructure support areas in routing, server management, and switching
  • Network security analyst
  • Network applications supervision/management
  • Information technology solutions providers
  • Network implementation
  • Information Security Engineer

*As a condition of employment in any security position, a prospective employee may be required to pass a full background investigation for the purpose of obtaining a security clearance.

Cyber and Information Security Technology Outcomes

Students in the B.S. in Computer & Information Science program develop planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students also learn principles of excellent customer service in order to assist clients with technical issues.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science, graduates are expected to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based solutions that incorporate the appropriate computing requirements identified through the analysis of specific organizational or computing problems
  • Function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Evaluate and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels
  • Develop and apply ethical and legal best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
  • Develop cloud computing tools

In addition to the B.S. CIS Program Outcomes, students in the Cyber and Information Security Technology Major learn about installing, securing, testing, and maintaining computer networks.

Upon successful completion of the Cyber and Information Security Technology Major - graduates are expected to:

  • Plan, design, configure and administer a network and security infrastructure
  • Maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot a network and security infrastructure
  • Assess and implement technical and non-technical security controls to protect an organization from threats and vulnerabilities