CST Course Listing

Cyberspace and Cybersecurity Foundations (CST 610, 6 Credits)
Prerequisite: CBR 600. Gain knowledge of the foundations of cybersecurity, and apply cyber methodologies to cyber architectures, services, protocols, algorithms, hardware and software components, and programming language. Become familiar with the important role that business continuity planning, security management practices, security architecture, operations security, and physical security play in cybersecurity. Explore the impact of cyber terrorism and national security on cybersecurity. Gain hands-on, real-world experience with state-of-the-art tools and technologies in a lab-intensive environment.

Prevention of Cyber Attack Methodologies (CST 620, 6 Credits)
Prerequisite: CST 610. Explore the theories and practices related to the prevention of cyber-attacks. Design, apply, and analyze technological solutions that address countermeasures, encryption, network access control methods, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, and secure systems development. Practice techniques such as software assurance, verification, and validation; virtual network and cloud computing security techniques; and physical security techniques. Examine the nation's complex critical infrastructure industries. Use state-of-the-art tools and technologies in a lab-intensive environment that provide hands-on, real-world experience.

Advanced Cyber Exploitation and Mitigation Methodologies (CST 630, 6 Credits)
Prerequisite: CST 620. Practice intrusion detection and prevention, exploitation, and mitigation in cyberspace. Employ technological solutions that identify, resolve, prevent, and mitigate cyber attacks Utilize network security techniques, monitoring, auditing, intrusion detection and prevention, and ethical penetration testing. Use state-of-the-art tools and technologies in a lab-intensive environment that provide hands-on, real-world experience.

Digital Forensics Technology and Practices (CST 640, 6 Credits)
Prerequisite: CST 630. Gain proficiency with the tools and technologies commonly used in forensic examinations, and utilize best practices. Explore procedures for securing and validating evidence, including digital media and physical memory, as well as for recovering artifacts and analyzing, reporting, and presenting results in both criminal and civil situations. Gain experience with mobile forensic analysis. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CST 640 or DFC 620.