Incident Management and Cyber Operations

100% Online. Flexible. Accredited


    Incident Management and Cyber Operations

    100% Online. Flexible. Accredited


      Incident Management and Cyber Operations (MSCS)


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

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

      Program Summary




      12 (36 Credit Hours)


      2 Years – 10-week terms (4 per year)


      2nd January, 2023


      Online (Flexible with Hands-On Experience)

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

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      Job Roles

      • Director/Manager – Business Continuity
      • Information Assurance (IA) Program Manager
      • IT Project Manager
      • Disaster Recovery Analyst/Manager
      • Director/Manager – Business Continuity
      • Cyber Defense Incident Responder
      • Incident Handler
      • Incident Manager
      • Incident Responder
      • Disaster Recovery Program Manager
      • Disaster Recovery Analyst
      • IT Disaster Recovery Analyst
      • Chief Information Security Officer
      • Information Security Officer
      • Chief Security Officer
      • Information Assurance Security Officer

      Industry Certifications Included in the Program!

      ECCU understands the current need of students to be industry-ready; hence, all of EC-Council’s relevant industry certifications have been included in the various specializations, allowing the student to graduate with not only a Master’s degree, but a string of certifications as well.

      Certifications Master’ Degree Courses EC-Council
      Examination Price
      Student Price
      Certified Network Defender ECCU 500
      Managing Secure Network Systems
      $350 + $100
      Application Fee
      Included in the Program
      Certified Ethical Hacker ECCU 501
      Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures
      $950 + $100
      Application Fee
      Included in the Program
      EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional ECCU 513
      Disaster Recovery
      $350 + $100
      Application Fee
      Included in the Program
      EC-Council Certified Incident Handler ECCU 522
      Incident Handling and Response
      $199 + $100
      Application Fee
      Included in the Program


      $540/Per Credit
      $540/Per Credit
      • Total Tuition Fee: $19, 440


      Ans. Business continuity can be explained as a program under which an organization analyzes risks, maps business functions, and implements risk mitigation measures. On the other hand, incident management is more tactical. It can be defined as an ongoing effort to prepare for response and recovery after an attack.

      Ans. Business continuity planning (BCP) is a roadmap that an organization follows in an emergency. A BCP is a set of pre-drafted, pre-determined protocols that explain how a business should overcome an attack. A business continuity plan is important for quality control, risk management, product continuity, and service excellence.

      Ans. A business continuity manager is responsible for creating plans that can keep a company’s functioning going after a cyberattack, or any disruptive event has taken place. They need to do a detailed companywide risk assessment and business impact analysis to determine the extent of the damage. Candidates interested in business continuity can pursue EC-Council University’s Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS) with a specialization in Incident Management and Business Continuity.

      Ans. According to PayScale, the salary of a business continuity manager ranges between $65,000 and $128,000. Their average salary in the United States is $97,529. ON the other hand, the average salary of an incident manager is $81,727. Cybersecurity aspirants can pursue a business continuity program to apply for the above mentioned roles.

      Disclaimer – EC-Council University does not guarantee jobs or salary packages mentioned -above. Please refer to the sources mentioned to learn more.

      Course Description

      ECCU 505 Introduction to Research and Writing

      Three Credit Hours

      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

      Three Credit Hours

      This course will lay a broad foundation of understanding the processes of 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

      Three Credit Hours

      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

      Three Credit Hours

      Cyberspace has increased human communication, connectivity, creativity, capacity, and crime by leaps and bounds in the last decade. For all 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 an international terrorist. The IT criminal threatens businesses, governmental agencies, militaries, and organizations of every kind. This course will survey the spectrum of psychological attributes that may make up the profile of the IT criminal.

      ECCU 514 Leadership and Management in Organizations

      Three Credit Hours

      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

      Three Credit Hours

      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

      Three Credit Hours

      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

      Three Credit Hours

      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 522: Incident Handling and Response

      Three Credit Hours

      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

      Three Credit Hours

      This course focuses on cybersecurity 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.

      Upon successful completion of this course, students may take the EC- Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP) certification exam through EC-Council.

      ECCU 512 Beyond Business Continuity

      Three Credit Hours

      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.