Cyber and Information Security Technology

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

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 just 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

The demand for trained cybersecurity professionals is on the rise, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting employment of information security analysts to grow by 18 percent by 2024, that is 63.6% more than the average for all occupations (11%).*

Join a high-demand 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.

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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.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Information Security Analysts

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

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Curriculum

Core Curriculum

28 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS121 Introduction to Business3
BUS472 Applied Project Management3
BUS472L Applied Project Management Lab1
CIS126 Introduction to Programming3
CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking3
CIS206 Linux Administration3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity3
CIS223 Introduction to Databases3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS123 Introduction to Scripting3
CIS228 Service Desk Fundamentals3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone3
COM115 Principles of Communication3
ENG110 College Composition3
ENG120 Advanced Composition3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity3
MTH131 College Algebra3
MTH140 Statistics3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220 Positive Psychology3
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
PHY120 Physics3
PHY120L Physics Lab1
BIO122 Environmental Biology3
BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab1
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.

Self Integration

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems3
CIS115 Computer Applications3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar0
FOR110 Essentials for Success3

Cyber and Information Security Technology Major Required Courses

37 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS101 Computer Configuration I3
CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching3
CIS202L Introduction to Routing and Switching Lab1
CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching3
CIS207L Routing and Switching LAB1
CIS225 Network Protocols and Services3
CIS245 Windows Client and Server3
CIS245L Windows Client and Server Lab1
CIS251 Advanced Windows Server3
CIS256 Windows Active Directory3
CIS256L Windows Active Directory LAB1
CIS321 Network Scripting3
CIS403 Ethical Hacking3
CIS425 Advanced Defense and Countermeasures3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS495 Cyber and Network Security Capstone3
CIS490 Bachelor's Externship-CIS3

Elective Courses

15 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS123LIntroduction to Scripting Lab1
CIS230Advanced Cybersecurity3
CIS242AWS Academy Cloud Foundations3
CIS253Network Virtualization Fundamentals3
CIS253LNetwork Virtualization Fundamentals Lab1
CIS282Web Interface Design3
CIS305Advanced Linux Administration3
CIS305LAdvanced Linux Administration1
CIS311Web Site Management and Security3
CIS311LWeb Site Management and Security Lab1
CIS328Email Services3
CIS343AWS Academy Cloud Architecting3
CIS230Advanced Cybersecurity3
CIS425Advanced Defense and Countermeasures3
CIS425LAdvanced Defense and Countermeasures Lab1
CIS490Bachelor’s Externship-CIS3
CIS491Externship-CIS Sr. I-a1
CIS492Externship-CIS Sr. I-b1
CIS493Externship-CIS Sr. I-c1
CIS494Externship-CIS Sr. II2
EET251Computer Configuration II3
EET251LComputer Configuration II Lab1
EET282Wireless Security3
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.

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.

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 able 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 able 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
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