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Cyber Security Programming Degree Specialization

Cyber Security Programming Degree Specialization

Want to pursue a career in computer information systems and interested in working to prevent cybercrime? Then this specialization may be the right fit for you. In our Cyber Security Programming specialization, you’ll learn protocols and techniques necessary to secure and protect sensitive information and financial assets. You’ll also learn how cybersecurity teams work to secure, implement and maintain robust information security systems and networks from cyberattack.

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Classes Start

on campus, online

Program Available

On Campus/Online
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Program Cost

$497/Credit Hour
book
40
Courses

Professional Certification Advantage

While there is a growing demand for cyber security professionals, employers have very high requirements. Over half of all positions require at least one professional certification, such as the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification.2 The SSCP designation certifies that you have technical skills and practical security knowledge in hands-on operational IT roles.34

As a student enrolled in the DeVry University’s Cyber Security Programming specialization, you can take advantage of our SSCP Certification Prep courses offered at no tuition charge. Better still, eligible students who register for and complete the exam may be reimbursed for one exam sitting.

Program Coursework

This program is built with Tech Core curriculum, designed to give you hands-on learning experiences in engineering technology, information technology and software and information systems. You’ll build a foundation of interdisciplinary skills you can put to work tomorrow. When you specialize your Computer Information Systems degree in Cyber Security Programming, your coursework at DeVry University may include these courses:

Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security

Information Systems Security Planning and Audit

Web Security

Data Privacy and Security

Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security

This course develops fundamental infrastructure security implementation skills. Topics include identification of security vulnerabilities, wireless vulnerabilities, risk assessments, intrusion detection and prevention, business continuity and disaster recovery, firewall architecture, and an introduction to cryptography.

Information Systems Security Planning and Audit

Get an in-depth understanding of risk factor analysis that must be performed in order to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan. Topics include assessing threats, developing countermeasures, protecting information and security designs processes. Auditing practices used to verify compliance with policies and procedures, as well as for building a case for presentation in private and public settings, are also covered.

Web Security

Examine issues involved in protecting web-based applications from external threats while safeguarding customer privacy and accessibility. Develop strategies that mitigate external threats to an organizations systems and also support business goals.

Data Privacy and Security

Explore the legal, ethical and security issues involving data and information assets that organizations must address to ensure operational continuity as well as compliance with standards, policies and laws.

To learn more about required and elective Cyber Security courses as well as those for the CIS degree program, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.


1 As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2 Study by Burning Glass Technologies, “Job Market Intelligence: Report on the Growth of Cybersecurity Jobs,” 2014, pg. 8
3 https://www.isc2.org/sscp/default.aspx
4 The SSCP designation requires 1 year of work experience. Without the work experience, those that pass the exam earn the Associate of (ISC)2.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.