M.S. in Cybersecurity Intelligence and Information Security
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity Intelligence and Information Security is designed for information security/cybersecurity professionals who specialize in the intelligence function. Grounded in an innovative STEM-based model for professional analytic education, the program includes a foundation of technical courses that address principles and practices for identifying, assessing, and managing threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an organization’s informational assets; the role of cryptographic algorithms and systems in protecting against those threats; and, the technical and operational aspects of data/computer communication networks, including network management and security.
Specialized cyber intelligence courses prepare graduates to collect information and assess the intentions, capabilities, and activities of potential adversaries, malignant actors, and insiders in the cyber domain. Cyber Intelligence helps organizations to understand their specific attack surfaces and move beyond a cybersecurity model of perimeter defense to a model that is more proactive by strategically aligning the defensive capabilities with the value/risk of specific company assets.
Major Research Areas: Cybersecurity, Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Operations, Intelligence Analysis, Cyber Analytics, Information Analytics, National Security
The master's in cybersecurity intelligence and information security is an online program consisting of 33 credits, including practicum and comprehensive exam components.
- Fall Semester: June 1
- Spring Semester: October 15
- Summer Semester: February 15
Contact Program Director Dr. Randy Borum, 813-974-3520