Cybersecurity Courses (CSIA)

Courses in cybersecurity (designated CSIA or CSEC) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • the general education requirement in computing
  • a major in cybersecurity management and policy
  • a minor in cybersecurity
  • an AA in General Studies with computer studies curriculum
  • electives

Cybersecurity Processes and Technologies (3 Credits, CSIA 310)

Prerequisites: CMIT 320 and WRTG 101. A study of the processes and technologies used to implement and manage enterprise IT security operations. The goal is to apply and integrate cybersecurity concepts and best practices with the principles of IT operations and management.

Cybersecurity in Business and Industry (3 Credits, CSIA 350)

(Formerly CSIA 303.) Prerequisites: CSIA 310 (or CSIA 301) and WRTG 101. A study of the application and integration of cybersecurity principles, frameworks, standards, and best practices to the management, governance, and policy development processes for businesses. Discussion covers the organization, management, and governance of cybersecurity for enterprise IT in business settings; risk and risk management practices; and development and implementation of industry-wide cybersecurity initiatives and programs. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CSIA 303, CSIA 350, IFSM 430, or IFSM 498N.

Cybersecurity in Government Organizations (3 Credits, CSIA 360)

Prerequisites: CSIA 350 (or CSIA 303) and WRTG 393 (or another upper-level writing course). A study of cybersecurity management and governance in the context of the missions, functions, and operations of federal, state, and municipal government agencies, departments, and programs. Discussion covers the policy life cycle and the mechanisms used by governments to formulate and implement laws, policies, regulations, and treaties to protect and defend government operations and society as a whole against cyber attacks and crimes, both foreign and domestic. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CSIA 360 or CSIA 412.

Cybersecurity Policy, Plans, and Programs (3 Credits, CSIA 413)

Prerequisite(s): CSIA 360 or CSIA 412 and WRTG 393. A study of the application of cybersecurity principles, frameworks, standards, and best practices to organization-level strategies, policies, programs, plans, procedures, and processes. Projects include writing security policies and plans, developing metrics and measures for information security programs, planning audits of compliance practices and processes, and developing organization-level security policies for enterprise IT governance.