Cybersecurity CUGS

Cybersecurity CUGS

CUGS in Cybersecurity


Targeted population: Students with majors in the entire general university population (other than those offered by the Computer Science department) with a keen interest in Cyber-Security. Students must have strong analytical and logical skills.

Purpose: The increasing volume and sophistication of cyber security threats - including targeted phishing scams, data theft, and other online vulnerabilities - demand that we remain vigilant about securing our systems and information. More and more companies actively seek graduates with the expertise in cyber security and bemoan the scarcity of graduates with these key skills. This CUGS would be very attractive to many employers looking to keep their companies safe in the new cyber-world.

Educational Goals: To develop graduates with a technical foundation in cyber security focused on the protection and defense of computer systems. Students will be able to articulate the core concepts of information assurance, asset protection, and cyber defense. Also, this CUGS can develop graduates who are able to identify, analyze, and remediate security breaches.

Requirements: Students seeking this CUGS will be required to complete a total of 4 courses:

  • 1 course from General Security
  • 3 more courses, each one from a different knowledge area (no two from the same)

General Security:  (Choose 1)

Course # Course Name
CS 01.211 Principles of Information Security
CS 07.351 Cyber Security: Fundamentals, Principles, and Applications
ECE09.485  Introduction to Engineering Cyber Security 
MIS02.315  Principles of Information Security


Knowledge Areas

Communication and Network Security:

Course # Course Name
CS 10.200 Fundamentals of Network Security

Security Assessment and Testing:

Course # Course Name
CS 10.218 Ethical Hacking Fundamentals

Security Engineering:

Course # Course Name
CS 10.215 Penetration Testing Fundamentals
CS 07.353 Security of Mobile Devices
CS 07.350 Computer Cryptography

Security and Risk Management:

Course # Course Name
CS 07.252 Foundations of Computer Forensics
CS.10 344 Concepts of Computing Technologies