Bachelor of Science in Information Security

Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Information Security Program prepares students to obtain knowledge for careers in information security and assurance. The program consists of topical areas dealing with computer security management, incident response, and security threat assessment, which require students to be creators of knowledge and inventors of processes, not merely users of information. Additionally, students will receive instruction in leadership and management in preparation for becoming managers and directors.

BSIS Program Objectives

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. The program objectives are:

  1. Application of technical strategies, tools and techniques to secure data and information for a customer or client.
  2. Adherence to a high standard of ethical behavior.
  3. Use of research in both established venues and innovative applications to expand the body of knowledge in information assurance.
  4. Application of principles of critical thinking to creatively and systematically solve the problems and meet the challenges of the ever- changing environments of cyber security.
  5. Mastery of the skills necessary to move into leadership roles in companies, agencies, divisions, or departments.

Bachelor’s Degree Graduation Requirements

In addition to the specific degree requirements, each candidate for graduation must meet the following requirements.

  • Completion of 60 credit hours of 300/400 level courses in which the candidate earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better;
  • Satisfactory completion of the summative capstone course;
  • All degree requirements must be completed within four years from the date the student enrolls in the University and begins the program.

Course Descriptions

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CIS 300
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
CIS 301
Legal Issues in Information Security
CIS 302
Managing Risk in Information Systems
CIS 303
Security Policies and Implementation Issues
CIS 304
Auditing IT Infrastructures for Compliance
CIS 308
Access Control
CIS 401
Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications
CIS 402
Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications
CIS 403
Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs
CIS 404
Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling
CIS 405
Internet Security: How to Defend Against Attackers on the Web
CIS 406
System Forensics, Investigation, and Response
CIS 407
CIS 408
Wireless and Mobile Device Security
CIS 410
Capstone Course
ENG 340
English Communications
MTH 350
Introduction to Statistics
PSY 360
Social Psychology
BIS 430
Ethics for the Business Professional
ECN 440
Principles of Microeconomics
MGT 450
Introduction to Project Management