Faculty of Engineering

Information Assurance and Cyber Security Certificate

The online Information Assurance and Cyber Security certificate, offered by the Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (NUCGCS) to students enrolled within the BE in Computer Engineering, BS in Computer Science and BS in Information Technology programs at USEK, aims to provide students with the essential tools needed to identify cyber threats; devise appropriate defense strategies; plan and conduct security assessments; and understand the ethical, legal, and regulatory environment as it relates to operating in cyberspace. The Information Assurance and Cyber Security certificate is comprised of four courses, delivered through Norwich University Online, a virtual and highly interactive learning platform, encompassing twelve credit hours (12) in the following areas:

IA340- Intro to Information Assurance (3 credit hours)

This course provides an overview of design considerations involved with the security of site design. The course will also provide an understanding of the Levels of Trust and system accreditation/certification processes. Life cycle management of software, hardware, and physical plant, from planning through destruction will be examined and reinforced using case studies. Additionally understanding of the variety of security systems involving computers and networks and an ability to evaluate vulnerabilities will be discussed.

IA342- Management of Information Assurance (3 credit hours)

This course focuses on management of the information assurance process. Topics include human factors in reducing security breaches, security incident detection and response, remediation, management’s role in information assurance, and other considerations in framing and implementing information assurance policies. The final section reviews current topics of particular interest and activity in the field of information assurance.

CYBR410- Systems Assurance (3 credit hours)

This course focuses on the design considerations involved with the security of site design. The course will also provide and understanding of the Levels of Trust and system accreditation/certificate processes. Life cycle management of software, hardware, and physical plant, from planning through destruction will be examined and reinforced using case studies. Additionally, understanding of the variety of security systems involving computers and networks and an ability to evaluate vulnerabilities will be discussed.

CS407 Politics of Cyberspace (3 credit hours)

This course explores the interrelations of modern computing and communications technology with politics, power, news, privacy, crime, and creativity. The course assumes only a rudimentary familiarity with the basic concepts and terminology of modern Internet usage and computing and is not a technology-focused course.

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