Introductory Courses

Foundation Courses

Advanced Courses

A maximum of four Advanced Courses can be taken before completing the Foundation Courses and fulfilling the GPA Requirement. 

Major Elective Courses

Students must complete 2 CNS courses in the range of 421 or higher or courses from the list of courses below. Those courses cannot be used to fulfill a student's CINS Concentration Area or Foundation Courses requirements. 

CDM Open Elective Courses

Students must complete 1 CDM open elective. Elective courses are in the range of 421-699 and must be from the College of CDM.

Capstone

IS 433

INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT

Survey of security considerations as they apply to information systems analysis and design. Vulnerability assessment. Security audits. Access controls for Internet-based and internal systems. Firewalls. Data protection. Physical access controls. Security policies. Personnel and equipment security. Risk management. Legal requirements and considerations. Privacy. PREREQUISITE(S): None
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

IS 533

ENTERPRISE SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE CONTROLS AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Design, implementation, support and management of control methods in enterprise environments. Focus is on how these controls can help organizations achieve regulatory compliance. Review of Sarbanes-Oxley and its impact on IT systems. Detailed study of how risk assessment methods, information security program management and ERP systems can be used to fulfill regulatory and legal requirements. Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) guidelines and best practices for SOX compliance. Security management standards (ISO 17799, BS 7799 and ISO 27001) . PREREQUISITE(S): IS 433
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

TDC 588

ADVANCED NETWORK DEFENSE SYSTEMS

This course focuses on developing techniques for attack detection and mitigation in enterprise networks. The course includes: traffic/log analysis, anomaly detection, intrusion prevention, adaptive security policy, alarm analysis, and worm contaminating and quarantining, performance evaluation of defense systems. Special emphasis will be giving to developing intelligent network defense systems. Thus, students must be prepared to do programming projects using any platform or programming language. PREREQUISTE(S) TDC 477
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.