The Computer Science Technology curriculum - Cybersecurity track is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity. This track combines the fundamentals of computer science, electronics engineering technology with cybersecurity concepts. Students in this track will assess the trends and impact of current and past actions within the cyber world. Students will become adept at making rationalized digital decisions, evaluating threats, and managing risks in today’s cyber infrastructure. Students in this track will also learn how to apply the tools required to solve problems and mitigate new risks. Students with this track will be marketable and prepared for future-proof employment in areas such as these:
Information security analyst: responsible to design and implement security systems to protect an organization’s computer infrastructure from cyber-threats.
Data security analyst: responsible to safeguard an organization’s computer systems and networks by developing strategies and maintaining security to ensure that an organization’s networks has no security breach.
Penetration tester: is an ethical hacker responsible for testing Information Technology / Operations Technology (IT/OT) systems to identify vulnerabilities using a wide variety of penetration software tools methods and tactics to simulate cyber-attacks.
Forensic computer analyst: responsible to investigate computer-related crimes by using forensic tools to recover electronic data/information that serves as legal evidence.
Cyber security analyst: responsible to assess, plan and enact security measures to safeguard the privacy, integrity and availability of an organization’s cyber and information assets by preventing compromise (e.g., outside/inside security breaches).
Security Software Developer: responsible to implement and develop security software and systems to ensure an organization’s network continuity of operations (i.e., maintains confidentiality, integrity and availability).
Computer Science Technology with Cyber Security track, BS Program Map