Cyber theft rings, hackers, and data breaches are just a few of the real threats that has the potential of derailing our daily life and compromising national and global security. Currently, with the use of intelligent techniques and access to sophisticated hardware, these threats do change daily in number and complexity. The Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Program at CCSIT is intended to produce skilled professionals to understand the processes that impact information security, safeguarding information assets, collection and preservation of digital evidences, analysis of data, and identification and fixing of security vulnerabilities. The major courses include: Cyber Laws & Security Policy, Mathematical Foundations of Information Security, Network Forensics & Intrusion Detection, Information System Audit, Network Security, Digital Evidence Analysis, Architecture of Secure Operating System, Digital Forensic Techniques and Tools, Information Security Management & Standards, Mobile & Wireless Security, Secure Software Design and Engineering, Security Threats & Vulnerabilities, and Applied Cryptography.
- College of Computer Science and Information Technology
- Science and Management
- Female, Male
- Years of study
- 5 (1 preparatory + 2 common + 2 specialization)
- Credit hours
- Additional requirements
To be a leading cybersecurity and digital forensics program at national, regional and global levels.
Providing students with quality cybersecurity and digital forensics education to inspire discovery, lifelong learning and professional services with community engagements.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the program will:
- “Have a successful career in practicing the knowledge and skills of cybersecurity and digital forensics for solving problems and designing appropriate solutions following the best practices.”
- Contribute effectively in the profession of cybersecurity and digital forensics as an individual, team member and leader.
- Engage actively in lifelong learning, career growth, and community services.
- Demonstrate ethical and social values in their professional practices.
Graduates of the program will have the ability to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
- Forensic Specialist
- Cyber Security Consultant
- Incident and Threat Manager
- Risk Analysts and Risk Manager
- Software Developer
- IT Project Manager
- Computer Science Researcher
- Applications Specialist
- Computer Systems Consultant
- Cybercrime Specialist
- Digital or Computer Forensic Examiner.