Program Objectives

ECCU offers a Bachelor of Science In Information Security(BSIS), the Master of Security Science (MSS), and five graduate certificates each consisting of three courses from the MSS curriculum. Developed from a learning model based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Thinking, the program’s educational objectives identify what students should learn, understand, and be able to do as a result of their studies with ECCU (Maki, 2004). The program objectives are:

  • Application of technical strategies, tools and techniques to secure data and information for a customer or client.
  • Adherence to a high standard of ethical behavior.
  • Use of research in both established venues and innovative applications to expand the body of knowledge in information assurance.
  • Application of principles of critical thinking to creatively and systematically solve problems and meet challenges of the ever evolving environments of cyber security.
  • Mastery of the skills necessary to move into leadership roles in companies, agencies, divisions, or departments.
    • Building an appropriate and executable business case for a cybersecurity strategy.
    • Developing the ability to understand the state of cybersecurity nationally and globally.
    • Ensuring that a proper cybersecurity strategy is in place and executable within a complex organisation.
    • Ability to take informed information security risk decisions.
    • To not only be limited to comprehend the fundamental technical and non-technical aspects of cybersecurity but to also cover the legal, regulatory and compliance cybersecurity aspects.
    • Ability to create a crisis management plan thats executable.