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Cybersecurity for Leaders and Managers

CSIA 300 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: (Designed in part to help prepare for the EC-Council Secure Computer User [CSCU] certification.) Prerequisite: Any CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, DATA, IFSM, or SDEV course. A survey of the cybersecurity principles, practices, and strategies required by leaders and managers to become strategic partners in the establishment, management, and governance of an enterprise's cybersecurity program. The aim is to develop both an understanding of how cybersecurity supports key business goals and objectives and the "soft skills" necessary for success in a leadership or managerial role. Topics include the fundamentals of cybersecurity practices and principles; enterprise IT governance processes and security controls; data security; the information life cycle; intellectual property protections; privacy laws and regulations; security education, training, and awareness; and the need for cooperation and collaboration between business units and the organization's cybersecurity program.

Cybersecurity Processes and Technologies

CSIA 310 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: (Includes content designed to help in preparing for EC-Council Certified Incident Handler [ECIH] certification.) Prerequisites: IFSM 201 and WRTG 112 or equivalent. 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 and to prepare for a government- and industry-recognized intermediate level cybersecurity certification (Certified Incident Handler). Topics include the essential management and operational activities (acquisition, deployment, and operations) required to secure IT technologies and business operations against a wide variety of threats and attacks.

Cybersecurity in Business and Industry

CSIA 350 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: (Designed to help prepare for the Program Management Institute ¿ Professional Business Analyst (PMI-PBA) certification exam.) Prerequisite: CSIA 310. 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. The aim is to apply business analysis principles and methods to cybersecurity problems in business and industry. 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.

Cybersecurity in Government Organizations

CSIA 360 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: CSIA 350. 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.

Cybersecurity Policy, Plans, and Programs

CSIA 413 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: (Includes content designed to help in preparing for IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/US certification.) Prerequisite: CSIA 360. A study of the application of cybersecurity principles, frameworks, standards, and best practices to organization-level strategies, policies, programs, plans, procedures, and processes. The aim is to assist students in preparing to take an internationally recognized information privacy certification. 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. Discussion covers principles and best practices for protecting privacy and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.

Evaluating Emerging Technologies

CSIA 459 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisites: CMIT 320 and CSIA 350. A survey of emerging and leading technologies in the cybersecurity field. The aim is to research, evaluate, and recommend emerging technologies and determine secure implementation strategies for best-fit business solutions. Topics include evolutionary technology development and adoption in organizations.

Cyber Management and Policy Capstone

CSIA 485 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: (Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 6 credits; includes content designed to help in preparing students for the EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer [CCISO] and Information Security Manager [EISM] certifications.) Prerequisites: CMIT 320 and CSIA 413. A study of cybersecurity management and policy that integrates knowledge gained from previous coursework and experience. Focus is on developing security strategies, plans, policies, and processes for the protection of an organization's critical information and assets. The goal is to enhance professional skills in cybersecurity management and leadership. Topics also include the ethical integration of cybersecurity best practices and risk management throughout an enterprise.

Workplace Learning in Cybersecurity

CSIA 486A | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisites: 9 credits in the discipline and prior program approval (requirements detailed online at www.umgc.edu/wkpl). The integration of discipline-specific knowledge with new experiences in the work environment. Tasks include completing a series of academic assignments that parallel work experiences.

Workplace Learning in Cybersecurity

CSIA 486B | 6 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisites: 9 credits in the discipline and prior program approval (requirements detailed online at www.umgc.edu/wkpl). The integration of discipline-specific knowledge with new experiences in the work environment. Tasks include completing a series of academic assignments that parallel work experiences.

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