Cybersecurity: Threats & Mitigation Specialization

Managing risks related to the use and transmission of information or data is the fundamental concept behind cybersecurity. The information stored on networks is often viewed as a valuable asset to governments and corporations.  Companies need to react and sometimes determine the source of the data breach or leak. That's where digital forensics comes in.

When a hacker compromises a network, Digital Forensics Investigators and Examiners are there to figure out how the threat happened, and when and where it took place. As part of the Computer & Digital Forensics program, you can compliment your degree with a specialization in Cybersecurity: Threats & Mitigation , which will give you the foundational knowledge to secure a network, and enhance your skills as an examiner. In this 12-credit specialization, you'll learn how to:

  • Identify the differences between a risk, a vulnerability and an exploit, and use that knowledge to develop security strategies and programs.
  • Analyze the rationale and necessity for securing computer systems and data networks as well as methodologies for implementing security, security policies, best current practices and security testing.
  • Identify risks and threats that may cause significant impact to an information system.

    COURSES IN THE SPECIALIZATION MAY INCLUDE: