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 must be within the range of 421-699 and must be chosen among CNS, TDC, SE, IS, ECT, IT, PM, IPD, HIT, HCI, and GAM courses.

Capstone Options

Students have the option of completing the Computer, Information and Network Security Capstone course (4 credit hours) or completing a Master's Research Project (up to 8 credit hours) to fulfill their Capstone requirement. If a student chooses to complete a Master's Research project up to 8 credit hours, 4 credit hours of CSC 695 replace one major or open elective course in the M.S. in Computer, Information and Network Security program. A student who completes a Master's Research project also has the option of completing a Master's Thesis.

Computer, Information and Network Security Capstone Course:

Master's Research

  •  Students interested in a more-in-depth study of a particular area can choose to work with a faculty member (not necessarily their academic advisor) on an independent study or research project. The student will register for up to 8 credit hours of CSC 695 MASTER'S RESEARCH.  If a student chooses to complete a Master's Research project for 8 credit hours, 4 credit hours of CSC 695 replace one more or open elective course in the M.S. in Computer, Information and Network Security program.

Master's Thesis

  • A student who has made an original contribution to the area (typically, through work done by CSC 695 MASTER'S RESEARCH) may choose to complete a Master's Thesis. The student and the student's research advisor should form a Master's Thesis Committee of 3 faculty. The student will need to submit to the committee a thesis detailing the results of the research project. After a public defense, the committee will decide whether to accept the thesis. In that case, the student will be allowed to register for the 0 credit course CSC 698 MASTER'S THESIS and the transcript will show the thesis title as the course topic.
 
   

    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.