Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity
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    Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity

    100% Online. Flexible. Accredited.

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      Master’s in Cyber Security (MSCS)

      Overview

      ECCU’s Masters in Cyber Security (MSCS) program prepares professionals to assume cybersecurity and information assurance leadership roles in corporations, agencies, and organizations. A curriculum rich in computer security management, IT security threat assessment, incident response, organizational management and behavior, and leadership challenges students to become creators of knowledge and inventors of processes.

      The master’s in cyber security degree has been divided into a set of core courses that provide the necessary skills in cybersecurity, organizational behavior, and structure, research, and writing. The program then offers various specializations to allow students to select specific fields of study that they are passionate about, each having well-defined job prospects, derived from the NICE  framework, affiliated with them.

      The Master’s Degree in Cyber Security (MSCS) is offered 100% online, allowing students to complete coursework in a timeframe that fits their schedule. This also requires that the student has the appropriate technology and connectivity to sustain constant participation in class activities.

      Program Summary

      LEVEL OF STUDY

      Graduate

      NUMBER OF COURSES

      12 (36 Credit Hours)

      MODE OF STUDY

      Online (Flexible with Hands-On Experience)

      DURATION

      2 Years – 12-week terms (4 per year)

      TERM BEGINS ON

      October 4th, 2022

      EC-Council University has been ranked in the “Top 45 Online Master’s in Internet Security Degree Programs” by Intelligent.com, highlighting our high standards of quality postsecondary education.

      intelligent 2022
      Masters in Cyber Security - Security Analyst
      Masters in Cyber Security - Cloud Security Architect
      Masters in Cyber Security - Incident Management and Business Continuity
      Masters in Cyber Security - Executive Leadership in Information Assurance

      About Masters in Cyber Security Program

      Developed from a learning model based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, objectives of ECCU’s online master’s in cyber security program are to identify what students should learn, understand, and be able to do based on their EC-Council University coursework.

      The university’s master in cyber security programs are established with a mix of both business management and applied  practical technology studies. This is based on the industry’s need to have a balance of applied skills and disciplines in both technical domains of research and practical business knowledge in the workplace. The purely technical theory or heavily managerial focus of some programs does not produce as well-rounded a cybersecurity expert as is generally desired by industry.

      What you will learn upon completion of Master’s Degree in Cyber Security:

      • The application of technical strategies, tools, and techniques to secure data and information for a client or customer.
      • Adherence to a high standard of ethical behavior.
      • The use of research in both established venues and innovative applications to expand the body of knowledge in cybersecurity.
      • The application of critical thinking to creatively and systematically solve the problems and meet the challenges of the ever-changing environments of cybersecurity.
      • The mastery of the skills necessary to move into leadership roles in companies, agencies, divisions, and departments.

      Course Structure

      The course structure of Masters in Cybersecurity is presented over 12-week terms and consists of assigned readings, threaded discussions, case studies, written analysis, research projects, and examinations.

      Students must spend 10-12 hours of study a week to complete the work. ECCU encourages regular and frequent student-faculty interaction via the internet. Syllabus and grading rubrics of cybersecurity master’s degree set out the course requirements, expectations, and timelines, and students are kept abreast of their progress in the course through the MyECCU Online Learning Management System.

      Course Delivery of Masters in Cybersecurity

      Coursework of Master’s Degree in Cyber Security is delivered through a 100% online, providing the flexibility of time management whereby students can attend to coursework at any time of day/night or weekends (24×7). There is a structure to the week and term whereby attendance and submissions must meet predefined deadlines each week and weekly attendance and participation are mandatory. Synchronous scheduled class times are not utilized, but adherence to discussion and homework weekly posting deadlines are.

      The online master’s in cybersecurity degree utilizes traditional university terms (semesters of 12 weeks) and are structured accordingly. The course delivery sits in a flexible middle ground between the structure of set class times and attendance and the open-ended system of self-paced independent study courses.

      Each course under the Master of Science in Cyber Security program is instructor-led by credentialed professors with industry experience with a maximum enrollment of 30 students. Guided discussion, interaction/engagement, assistance/support, and grading/feedback will be done with your professor weekly as the course proceeds.

      Courses typically consist of a mixture of weekly threaded discussions, reading materials, iLabs (ECCU’s online virtual platform to practice), presentation support (PowerPoint and/or video), quizzes/exams, and/or research projects/papers.

      Candidates who wish to pursue ECCU’s master’s in cybersecurity online degree can choose one of its five specializations – Security Analyst, Cloud Security Architect, Digital Forensics, Incident Management, and Business Continuity and Executive Leadership in Information Assurance

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      Virtual Labs

      100% Virtualization for a Complete Learning Experience!

      iLabs was built for you. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, iLabs is entirely customizable to your needs. No experience necessary!

      Practical hands-on learning provides access to real-world tools and scenarios, boosts knowledge retention, and is proven to be more effective at preparing you for the job!

      Admission Requirements for MS Cybersecurity

      Applicants for admission must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a TOEFL score of 550 or better (or proof of English competency).

      For more information about admission requirements, please visit our Admission page.

      • Student Enrollment Application.
      • Official government ID or passport (international students).
      • A photo of yourself holding your official government ID.
      • Official transcript(s) from the institution where the student received bachelor’s degree or most recent master’s degree.
      • An official evaluation of international credits (for students with international transcripts only).
      • Proof of English proficiency (international students only; see the section on English Requirement for International Students).
      • Application fee.

      Graduation Requirements

      EC-Council University will award the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree upon successful completion of all degree requirements.

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

      • Completion of thirty-six (36) credits of 500 level courses in which the candidate earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
      • Satisfactory completion of the summative capstone course.
      • All degree requirements must be completed within one and a half times the program length or have a cumulative course completion rate of 67% of coursework from the date the student enrolls in the university and begins the MS in Information Security program

      Industry Certifications Included in the Programs!

      ECCU understands the modern students need to be industry-ready. Hence, all of EC Council’s relevant industry certifications have been included in the various specialisations. Earn up to 4 industry certifications for any specialisation selected.

      Certifications Master’ Degree
      Courses
      ECCU
      Student Price
      Certified Network Defender ECCU 500
      Managing Secure Network Systems
      Inclusive
      Certified Ethical hacker ECCU 501
      Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures
      Inclusive
      Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator ECCU 502
      Investigating Network Intrusions and Computer Forensics
      Inclusive
      CPENT ECCU 506
      Conducting Penetration and Security Tests
      ECCU 503
      Security Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment
      Inclusive

      Exam Fee: $799

      EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional ECCU 513
      Disaster Recovery
      Inclusive
      EC-Council Certified Incident Handler ECCU 522
      Incident Handling and Response
      Inclusive
      EC-Council Information Security Manager ECCU 523
      Executive Information Security Management
      Inclusive
      Certified Chief Information Security Officer ECCU 523
      Executive Governance and Management
      Exam Fee: $999

      Pricing: Master's Degree in Cyber Security

      Tuition and Fees

      $540

      /Per Credit Hour

      Application Fee (One-Time Fee): $65 $0
      Technology Fee: $50 per term
      Graduation Fee: $200 (One Time)
      Transcript fee: $10+Shipping**
      Transcript w/Apostille: $20+Shipping**
      iLabs Fee: $200
      Specialization: Security Analyst Fee: $1200
      Specialization: Executive Leadership in Information Assurance Exam Fee: $999

      The ECCU Governing Board has defined the regions. Student tuition rates are based on their official government photo ID that was submitted with the student admission application to determine the student’s region.

      Transfer of Credits

      As a prospective EC-Council University student and current industry-recognized certification holder, you can also earn credits toward your cybersecurity courses based on your prior learning/industry certifications.

      Under the prior learning portfolio policy, ECCU for its cybersecurity master’s degree accepts certifications related to ethical hacking, penetration testing, network defense, digital forensics, incident handling, and much more.

      Click here to read more about the EC-Council University Transfer of Credits program.

      Transfer-of-Credits

      Apply For A Scholarship

      Education is a major foundation of a person’s professional and personal growth. At EC-Council University, we not only recognize and accept many external scholarships but also have many scholarship opportunities available at EC-Council University for Master of Science in Cyber Security students.

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      Cyber Challenge

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      The Cyber Security Dean's Scholarship

      The Cybersecurity Dean's Scholarship

      A unique scholarship opportunity to provide tuition assistance to new or current undergraduate and graduate students.LEARN MORE »
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      New Mexico Cybersecurity Scholarship

      An amazing scholarship opportunity for new or current undergraduate and graduate students, specifically from New Mexico.LEARN MORE »

      Master of Science in Cyber Security Specializations

      Security Analyst

      The information Security Analyst specialization focuses on testing methods and techniques to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of a company’s infrastructure while providing application and network-based security vulnerability assessments, pen testing and securing wireless networks including authentication, authorization, and encryption in accordance with industry-accepted methods and protocols.

      By specializing as an IT security analyst, you will be trained in various domains through specialized online ethical hacking and penetration testing courses. The average cybersecurity analyst salary, according to PayScale, is $75,883.

      Master’s of Science in Cyber Security - Security Analyst
      Master’s of Science in Cyber Security - Cloud Security Architect

      Cloud Security Architect

      The Cloud Security Architect skills are focused on planning, analyzing, designing, configuring, testing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting an organization’s on-premise and cloud security infrastructure.

      The Cloud Security Architect’s responsibilities include training to harden enterprise architecture and cloud architecture from the most advanced attacks and secure programming practices to overcome these inherent drawbacks to pre-empt bugs from the code and designing and implementing cloud security. The average cloud security architect salary, according to PayScale, is $123,642.

      Digital Forensics

      The Digital Forensic specialization focuses on demonstrating the required skill set of a Computer Forensic Investigator. Through this specialization, candidates who aspire to become digital forensics experts will learn the various aspects of digital forensics, including investigating network intrusions and mobile forensics. With a specialization in digital forensics , you would qualify as a Digital Forensic Investigator with the government at any level, as well as private industry––both on or leading an incident response team. The average digital forensics salary, according to PayScale, is $73,798.

      Master’s of Science in Cyber Security - Digital Forensics
      Master’s of Science in Cyber Security -Incident Management and Business Continuity

      Incident Management and Business Continuity

      The Incident Management and Business Continuity specialization focuses on handling and responding to various security incidents, identifying vulnerabilities, and taking appropriate countermeasures to prevent information failure risks.

      In this cybersecurity incident management and business continuity specialization, you will be trained on incident handling, disaster recovery, business continuity, and much more.

      Executive Leadership in Information Assurance

      The Executive Leadership in Information Assurance specialization focuses on providing the fundamental skills that are required to understand global leadership concepts, bringing together all the components required for a C-Level information security position, and providing students with the knowledge of how to manage IT security projects to enhance the success rate for both organizations and IT managers. This Executive Leadership program specialization mostly leads individuals to assume the position of CISO (and even CTO) at companies.

      Executive Leadership training under information security master’s specialization includes global business leadership, executive governance and management, and project management in IT security.

      Master’s of Science in Cyber Security -Executive Leadership in Information Assurance

      FAQs

      Ans. A master’s in cybersecurity degree paves the way for a candidate to enter the industry as a professional and secure an executive-level position. EC-Council University’s Master of Science in Cyber Security degree has been designed to train candidates and transform them into professionals to assume leadership roles in corporations, agencies, and organizations. Job roles that one can aim for with a cybersecurity master’s degree – Risk/Vulnerability Analyst/Manager, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Manager/Specialist, Chief Information Security Officer, among others.

      Also read – What to do after you get a Master’s in Cyber Security?

      Ans. Cybersecurity is amongst the most in-demand professions across the globe in 2020. A cybersecurity specialist has the responsibility of safeguarding a massive amount of private and sensitive data. Therefore, employees are willing to offer a hefty amount to candidates with the right skill set. According to PayScale, the average salary of a penetration tester in the United States is $83,968. Similarly, the average salary of a Software Security Engineer is $109,990.

      Also read – Top 5 Cybersecurity Jobs of 2020

      Ans. ECCU offers five specializations under its online master’s in cybersecurity program. Aspirants who wish to pursue this degree can choose one from – MSCS in Security Analyst, MSCS in Cloud Security Architect, MSCS in Digital Forensics, MSCS in Incident Management, and Business Continuity and MSCS in Executive Leadership in Information Assurance.

      Ans. Cybersecurity is a continually growing industry. The rise in technological advancement and the parallel increase in the number of cyberattacks has made the need for cybersecurity specialists more vital. Getting an MS in cybersecurity can be worth it for candidates because of the growing demand for such professionals. With a master’s in cybersecurity online degree, candidates can fulfill the requirements of employers with the right skill set.

      Also read – All about a master’s degree in cybersecurity

      Ans.  You should definitely go for a master’s in cyber security degree if you aim to rise high in your cyber security career pertaining to either of these five specializations: Security Analyst, Cloud Security Architect, Digital Forensics, Management and Business Continuity, Executive Leadership in Information Assurance. Following are some of the narrower job roles that these specializations will lead you to:

      • Information Security Manager/Specialist
      • Information Security Auditor
      • Risk/Vulnerability Analyst/Manager
      • Information Security Analyst
      • Penetration Tester
      • Security Architect
      • Computer Network Defender
      • Cyber security Defense Analyst
      • Information Security (IS) Director
      • Information Assurance (IA) Program Manager
      • IT Project Manager
      • Application Security Engineer/Manager
      • Enterprise Architect
      • Security Architect
      • Research & Development Specialist

      Ans.  Aspiring students who have met the following conditions are eligible to apply for the master’s degree in cyber security:

      • Have earned their bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent from an appropriately accredited institution that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities, accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
      • Have a Proof of English proficiency (international Students only; see the section on English Requirement for International Students here https://www.eccu.edu/student-services/admission/)

      Ans.  The master’s in cyber security program at EC-Council University comes packaged with a string of industry-recognized certifications: Certified Network Defender (CND), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional, EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH), EC-Council Information Security Manager (EISM). The master’s degree, of course, has a broader coverage of topics and offers a deeper insight into the specialized areas. Aspirants may earn up to 4 industry certifications for any specialization selected.

      Ans.  The master’s degree in Cyber Security is a 100% online program. It spans 2 years and is divided into “10-week terms” and 36 credit hours.

      Ans.  Upon the successful completion of the master’s degree in Cyber Security, you will be able to master the skills necessary to move into leadership roles in companies, agencies, divisions, and departments. It will lead you to multitude of career opportunities including:

      • Information Security Auditor
      • information Security Manager/Specialist
      • Risk/Vulnerability Analyst/Manager
      • Information Security Analyst
      • Penetration Tester
      • Security Architect
      • Computer Network Defender
      • Cyber security Defense Analyst
      • Information Security (IS) Director
      • Information Assurance (IA) Program Manager
      • IT Project Manager
      • Application Security Engineer/Manager
      • Enterprise Architect
      • Security Architect

      Ans.  Students are evaluated by their participation in discussion threads, assignments, lab assessments and reports, final examinations, papers, course final projects, and the capstone course.

      Ans.  Prospective students wishing to attend EC-Council University (ECCU) shall submit a complete application package including:

      • a list of all prior institutions attended with the application fee.
      • a signed copy of a Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA).
      • official transcripts for evaluation of transfer credits.
      • a copy of your unofficial transcripts may be submitted for provisional admission.
      • an official copy of transcripts must be submitted for full admission.

      (Refer to our catalogue for more details: https://edm-image.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ECCU/catalog/EC-Council-University-catalog.pdf )

      Ans.  You will get a postmarked, phoned, or emailed notification issued by the ECCU administration regarding admission statuses of prospective students.

      Ans.  System of education in terms of format:

      • All courses are offered in 10-week term using an online format via the myECCU portal.
      • To be considered a full-time student, a graduate student must take two courses in each term, and undergraduate students must take three courses per term.
      • Students opting for fewer courses a term will be considered part-time.
      • All degree requirements must be completed within one and a half times the program length as measured by course completion rate of 67% of course work from the first term the student enrolls in the University and begins the program to graduation.

      System of education in terms of grading:

      • All credits awarded by EC-Council University are semester hour credits.
      • Credits are awarded only upon successful completion of a course or project requirements.
      • Students will graduate with honors if they have a cumulative GPA of:
      1. Cum Laude – for grade point averages of 3.75 through 3.84
      2. Magna Cum Laude – for grade point averages of 3.85 through 3.94
      3. Summa Cum Laude – for grade point averages of 3.95 and above

      Ans.  For the master’s degree program the fee structure is:

      • Tuition Costs $540 Per Credit Hour
      • Application Fee: $65
      • Technology Fee: $50 per term
      • Graduation Fee: $150
      • iLabs Fee: $50 per certification course
      • Transcript Fee: $10+shipping**
      • Transcript w/Apostille: $20+shipping**
      • Specialization: Security Analyst Exam Fee: $899
      • Specialization: Executive Leadership in Information Assurance Exam Fee: $999

      Most textbooks are embedded digitally in courses; students may elect to purchase textbooks. Depending on the course choices students make, they can expect to spend between $250 and $900 USD for textbooks

      Students must have all financial obligations met prior to transcripts being released. ECCU reserves the right to withhold transcripts and other similar documents when students, for example, have unmet obligations to ECCU.

      Ans.  ECCU accepts credit card payments through our student portal. Students can also make payments via PayPal. Please contact [email protected] for further information.

      Ans.  EC-Council University (ECCU) provides direct tuition assistance through the provision of following scholarships:

      • Associate’s Cyber security Scholarship – This is a need-based scholarship, designed to provide continuing education tuition assistance to undergraduate students who have graduated from a U.S. college with an earned associate’s degree. The award will be a one-time scholarship of up to $2,000 to continue your education in ECCU’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security program.
      • The President’s Choice Scholarship for Women – EC-Council University is dedicated to bringing women’s minds together by providing tuition assistance for women pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in cyber security. A one-time scholarship of up to $2,000 may be awarded to women recognized by EC-Council University.
      • The Cyber Security Dean’s Scholarship – This is a need-based scholarship. The award will be continuous through the program of study in a scholarship amount of 10% of tuition for selected applicants.
      • New Mexico Scholarship – This is once again is a need-based scholarship, designed for students that are current residents of the state of New Mexico. The award will be continuous through the program of study in a scholarship amount of 10%.
      • Heroes Scholarship – This, too, is a need-based scholarship for students who are either on active duty in the U.S. military or are military veterans or first responders. It also applies to military personnel and first responders of other countries. The award will be continuous through the program of study in a scholarship amount of 10% of tuition for selected applicants.
      • Hardship Scholarship – The ECCU Hardship Scholarship is a need-based scholarship to help during uncertain times. The award is good for only a term at a time and will need to be applied for before the beginning of the new term. The students applying for it will need to produce proof of the need to be eligible for this 10% scholarship.

      Ans.  EC-Council is not currently approved by the US Department of Education as an eligible Title IV institution. While we do not currently participate in Title IV funded student loan programs, no-interest institutional payment plans are available.

      However, EC-Council University offers monthly payment plans that divide the tuition into three equal payments. The initial payment is paid before the start of the first class of the term, and the subsequent two payments are due mid-month (15th) the first and second month of the term. This payment plan comes interest free. For a continued eligibility for program participation, students need to ensure a good standing.

      Ans.  Course withdrawal dates vary depending on the scheduled length of the course.

      • Once the Course Drop period has passed, students are permitted to withdraw from a course until 60% of the scheduled course length has elapsed.
      • A student who withdraws from all courses will be withdrawn from the University and will be subjected to the institution’s refund policy as described in the University Catalog.*
      • Anticipated graduation dates may be adjusted for students who withdraw from registered courses during a term. Student who withdraws from a course will no longer be allowed to continue with that.
      • Within the withdrawal period, students will get a withdrawal grade (W) on their transcripts for classes from which they have been withdrawn. See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to understand the impacts of withdrawing from one or more courses.
      • Tuition will continue to reflect the tuition billed at the close of the course drop period. Once 60% of the scheduled course length has passed, the student will receive a failing grade (FD) on their transcript for any classes from which they have been withdrawn. See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to understand the impacts of withdrawing from one or more courses.
      • Tuition segment reflects the tuition billed at the close of the course drop period. To meet program completion requirements, a student will need to register for any failed or withdrawn courses in a future term, which may also impact the anticipated graduation date.
      • Anticipated graduation dates may be adjusted for students who withdraw from registered courses during a term.
      • Students who fail to notify the university that they have stopped attending and wish to withdraw from a class are still scheduled in the class. Students who do not attend for 21 days will be Administratively withdrawn per the Attendance Policy. See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to understand the impacts of being withdrawn from one or more courses. Tuition will continue to reflect the tuition billed at the close of the drop period.

      Refer to our catalogue for more details: https://edm-image.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ECCU/catalog/EC-Council-University-catalog.pdf

      Ans. 

      • The course structure of master’s in cyber security is presented over 10-week terms and consists of assigned readings, threaded discussions, case studies, written analysis, research projects, and examinations.
      • The level of study is graduate, the number of courses is 12, and the span of the course is 36 credit hours.
      • Students must spend 10-12 hours of study a week to complete the work.
      • ECCU encourages regularity of attendance in the student-faculty online interaction sessions.
      • Online live sessions provide students with an opportunity for interaction and engagement regarding course content.
      • The entire syllabus is graded on the basis of grading rubrics of cyber security master’s degree. The course requirements, expectations, and timelines keep students abreast of their progress in the course through the My ECCU Online Learning Management System.

      Ans.  ECCU’s internships and capstone projects allow for applied avenues of academic knowledge in real-world / workplace settings. Under the aegis of ECCU, students will identify internship opportunities in their local area through the networking activities of the university, corporate partners, and student initiative.

       

      ABOUT EC-COUNCIL UNIVERSITY (ECCU)

      EC-Council University is a premier institute of cyber security studies and technologies. It is an accredited institute that provides 100% online programs in cyber security at the graduate and undergraduate levels enabling its graduates to obtain advanced cyber skillsets. Its unique programs allow its students to lead their peers to manage cyber security risks strategically and effectively in their organizations. Intelligent.com has ranked EC-Council university in the “The Top 45 Online master’s in Internet security degree programs” by highlighting its high standards of quality education.

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      Course Description : Master’s Degree in Cyber Security

      ECCU 505 Introduction to Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner

      (3 Credits)

      This foundational core course introduces students to basic English writing skills and research methods, including APA style writing, citing sources, determining when a website is credible, effective communication, outlines, and collaboration. Students will write/present portions of the above in the course in various formats.

      MGMT 502 Business Essentials

      (3 Credits)

      This course will lay a broad foundation of understanding for global business principles for a varied population of students who work in businesses of all kinds, including the IT and IA fields. It covers the latest changes in Information Technology for Business, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), application software, and recent ethical issues arising from IT. Real-life business examples are added throughout the course that reinforce the business principles.

      ECCU 504 Foundations of Organizational Behavior for the IT Practitioner

      (3 Credits)

      This foundational course deals with organizational behavior and allows the technology practitioner to experience the basic facets of organizational theory and define the skills required to understand and apply the theory to a real organizational setting. Elements of the course are organizational structure, effective communication, team building, ethics, and project management as seen through the organizational lens.

      ECCU 516 The Hacker Mind: Profiling the IT Criminal

      (3 Credits)

      Cyberspace has increased human communication, connectivity, creativity, capacity and crime by leaps and bounds in the last decade. For all of the positive aspects it offers, it offers as many negative aspects. Those negative aspects are explored and developed by everyone from the high school challenge hacker to international terrorists. The IT criminal threatens businesses, governmental agencies, militaries, and organizations of every kind. This course will survey the spectrum of psychological attributes of the IT criminal.

      ECCU 514 Quantum Leadership

      (3 Credits)

      This course encompasses an extensive research project about cross-cultural differences in leadership conducted by a group of researchers in 62 countries. It lays a foundation for understanding the process of leadership. The study describes the roles, functions, and impact of global leadership concepts. Many team exercises provide the speed at which leaders must work. Research and views into how most cultures respond to this area of management are provided.

      ECCU 500 Managing Secure Network Systems

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on evaluating network and Internet security issues, designing and implementing successful security policies and firewall strategies, and exposing the system and network vulnerabilities and defending against them. Topics include network protocols, network attacks, intrusion detection systems, packet filtering and proxy servers, Bastion hosts and honey pots, hardening routers, hardening security, email security, virtual private networks, and creating fault tolerance.

      ECCU 507 Linux Networking and Security

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on configuring a secure Linux network using the command line and graphical utilities. Emphasis is placed on file-sharing technologies such as the Network File System, NetWare’s NCP file sharing, and File Transfer Protocol. Additional topics include making data secure, user security, file security, and network intrusion detection. Students will be required to take on the role of problem solvers and apply the concepts presented to situations that might occur in a work environment.

      ECCU 501 Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on how perimeter defenses work, how intruders escalate privileges, and methods of securing systems. Additional topics include intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DoS attacks, buffer overflows, and virus creation.

      ECCU 503 Security Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on testing methods and techniques to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of a company’s infrastructure. Topics include penetration testing methodologies, test planning and scheduling, information gathering, password-cracking penetration testing and security analysis, social-engineering penetration testing and security analysis, internal and external penetration testing and security analysis, router penetration testing and security analysis, and reporting and documentation.

      ECCU 506 Conducting Penetration and Security Tests

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on the mastery of the international standard for penetration testing. Topics include customers and legal agreements, penetration testing planning and scheduling, information gathering, external and internal network penetration testing, router penetration testing, firewalls penetration testing, intrusion detection system penetration testing, wireless networks penetration testing, password-cracking penetration testing, social-engineering penetration testing, PDA and cell phone penetration testing, and penetration testing report and documentation writing.

      ECCU 509 Securing Wireless Networks

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on the various methods of securing wireless networks including authentication, authorization, and encryption. Topics include radio frequency communications, infrared, Bluetooth, low-speed wireless local area networks, high-speed WLANs and WLAN security, digital cellular telephone, fixed wireless, and wireless communications in business.

      ECCU 520: Advanced Network Defense

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on the fundamental areas of fortifying your defenses by discovering methods of developing a secure baseline and how to harden your enterprise architecture from the most advanced attacks. It provides segmentation and isolation to reduce the effectiveness of advanced persistent threats.

      ECCU 524: Designing and Implementing Cloud Security

      (3 Credits)

      This course provides comprehensive knowledge of cloud services, their characteristics, benefits, applications, and service models. It covers planning, designing, and implementing cloud security controls. It delves into various cloud standards, countermeasures, and best practices to secure information in the cloud. The program also emphasizes the business aspects of cloud security such as cloud uptime, uptime guarantee, availability, fault tolerance, failover policy, and how cloud security strengthens the business case for cloud adoption.

      ECCU 510 Secure Programming

      (3 Credits)

      This course provides the essential and fundamental skills for secure programming. The most prevalent reason behind buggy code and vulnerabilities being exploited by hackers and malicious code is the lack of adoption of secure coding practices. This program will ensure that students are exposed to the inherent security drawbacks in various programming languages or architectures. They will be exposed to exercise secure programming practices to overcome these inherent drawbacks to pre-empt bugs from the code.

      ECCU 502 Investigating Network Intrusions and Computer Forensics

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on cyber-attack prevention, planning, detection, and incident response with the goals of counteracting cybercrime, cyber terrorism, and cyber predators, and making them accountable. Additional topics include fundamentals of computer forensics, forensic duplication and analysis, network surveillance, intrusion detection and response, incident response, anonymity, computer security policies and guidelines, and case studies.

      ECCU 521: Advanced Mobile Forensics and Security

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on the intricacies of manual acquisition (physical vs. logical) and advanced analysis using reverse engineering to understand how popular Mobile OSs are hardened to defend against common attacks and exploits. Topics include mobile forensic challenges and process, mobile hardware design and architectures, OS architecture, boot process, file systems, threats and security, evidence acquisition and analysis, application reverse engineering, and mobile forensics reporting and expert testimony.

      ECCU 517 Cyber Law

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on the legal issues affected by online criminal conduct, electronic evidence and the legal ramifications of neglecting trademarks, copyrights, patents, and digital rights. Topics include laws, regulations, and international standards; privacy laws governing law enforcement investigations in cyberspace; implications of cybercrimes upon the traditional notions of sovereignty; and current events that affect cyber laws. Prerequisite ECCU 505.

      ECCU 522: Incident Handling and Response

      (3 Credits)

      This course addresses various underlying principles and techniques for detecting and responding to current and emerging computer security threats. Additional emphasis is placed on computer forensics and its role in handling and responding to incidents. Through this course, students will be proficient in handling and responding to various security incidents such as network security incidents, malicious code incidents, insider attack threats, incident response teams, incident management training methods, and incident recovery techniques in detail.

      ECCU 513 Disaster Recovery

      (3 Credits)

      This course focuses on disaster recovery principles including assessment of risks to an enterprise, development of disaster recovery policies and procedures, the roles and relationships of various members of an organization, preparation of a disaster recovery plan, testing and rehearsal of the plan, implementation of the plan, and recovering from a disaster. Additional emphasis is placed on identifying vulnerabilities and taking appropriate countermeasures to prevent information failure risks.

      ECCU 512 Beyond Business Continuity

      (3 Credits)

      Whether an organization has experienced a disaster, downsizing, a shift in culture, or a change in leadership, it will experience organizational change. This change demands remembering the past, finding ways to recover from it, engaging the future, and energizing change. Leaders in change must have the skills to identify, structure, forecast, envision, design, plan, implement, account for, and lead a team through change that has been strategically planned to advance the organization. Such a leader is a change agent and must understand the process, expectations, and nuances of change.

      ECCU 511 Global Business Leadership

      (3 Credits)

      This course is designed to provide fundamental skills needed to understand global leadership concepts such as developing technological savvy, appreciating diversity, building partnerships, creating a shared vision, maintaining a competitive advantage, integrity, and leading for change. This is a study of current and historical leadership theories with an emphasis on viewing the leadership function in the context of global organizational behavior and organizational designs.

      ECCU 523 – Executive Information Security Management/ Executive Governance and Management

      (3 Credits)

      This course is designed to bring together all the components required for a C-Level position by combining Governance, Security Risk Management, Controls, and Audit Management, Security Program Management and Operations, Information Security Core Concepts, Strategic Planning, Finance, and Vendor Management to lead a highly successful IS program.

      ECCU 515 Project Management in IT Security

      (3 Credits)

      This class is designed to provide students with knowledge of how to manage IT security projects to enhance the success rate for both organizations and IT managers. It acts as an operational framework for users who design their own IT security project plan. The goal of PMITS is to help the students implement their IT project management skills by providing a road-map for implementing IT security in their organizations. It standardizes the knowledge base for business professionals by incorporating the best practices and legal standards related to corporate IT security.