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Cyber Security Specialization

Cyber Security Degree Specialization

If you’re interested in a career in information technology and have a passion for keeping data and networks secure from cyber criminals, this IT degree focused on cyber security may be the right fit for you. In our Cyber Security specialization, you’ll become the first line of defense against online attacks by learning to build defense mechanisms to protect applications, systems and networks. You’ll also explore network security testing, including countermeasure testing and the risk factor analysis needed to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan, and gain advanced skills in providing for business continuity and disaster recovery.

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on campus, online

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On Campus/Online
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Program Cost

$497/Credit Hour
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40
Courses

Program Coursework

With our Tech Core curriculum, you’ll build interdisciplinary skills that will give you a solid foundation in tech to move your career forward. When you specialize your Information Technology and Networking bachelor's degree in Cyber Security, your coursework at DeVry University may include these courses:

Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab

Ethical Hacking

Network Security Testing with Lab

Information Systems Security Planning and Audit

Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab

Students study transmission media as one of the many sources of systems security vulnerability. The various types of media commonly used to connect computing and digital devices to networks are discussed and the significance in their consideration when planning for a secure systems. All major media are discussed including copper, coax cable, fiber optic cable, wireless and microwave media. Physical and virtual systems are analyzed, implemented, and secured.

Ethical Hacking

This course provides knowledge and skills related to activities behind hacking attacks and countermeasures. Coursework helps students build defense mechanisms to protect applications, systems and networks from hackers. Security loopholes, as well as common attack tools used by black hat hackers, are examined.

Network Security Testing with Lab

This course examines network security testing, including testing countermeasures against malware threats; denial of service (DOS) and distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks; email; Web; and Wireless using a layered approach requiring design, implementation, and testing of attack countermeasures.

Information Systems Security Planning and Audit

This course provides an in-depth look at 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.

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.

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.