cyber Defense, Bachelor of science
Learn the newest techniques and trends in cyber security.
Davenport University is a DHS/NSA nationally recognized Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
The Committee on National Security Systems in conjunction with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly announced the designation of Davenport University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE)
Healthcare Information and Assurance:
Be prepared to work with health regulations and standards, including data governance compliance. In addition, explore the application of clinical systems, such as electronic health record (EHR) systems. Other topics include information system resource management and access, disclosure and storage of protected health information.
Topics include disaster recovery of electronic data, authentication and audits, cryptography and wireless networking and security. Hands-on exercises will reinforce the implementation and troubleshooting of networks. Other topics include auditing user activity, business impact analysis processes and securing operating systems.
Math Modeling (optional):
Add to your specialty to enhance your degree. Courses include Calculus I and II, and topics also cover differential equations and numerical methods, with an emphasis on applied modeling applications, including a modeling project which may use iterative methods.
The demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Cyber attacks have grown due to the increased connectivity of businesses and demand for new technologies. Analysts will be needed to provide innovative solutions to prevent the theft of critical information and networking problems.
As more and more businesses increase adoption of cloud services, expect to see an increase demand for specialist to protect their information. For example, the healthcare industry is expected to increase its use of security analysts as the industry expands the use of electronic medical records. In addition, the federal government will continue to see an increased need to security analysts to protect the nation’s information technology.
Information Security Analyst
$90,120 median salary
18% growth through 2024
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE • 120 CREDITS MINIMUM • CYBER DEF BS
The Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Defense provides the proactive and reactive knowledge and skills that encompass security in the technological environment. Students will learn to ensure appropriate treatment of risk, compliance, and assurance from internal and external perspectives. With an emphasis on how to best protect an organization’s information assets, topics will be covered from both the business and technology perspectives. Students will have a choice between two specialties: Information Assurance or Health Care Information Assurance.
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2016-2017 Recommended Program Sequence for Cyber Defense, BS:
Specialty: Health Care Information Assurance and printable pdf download
Specialty: Information Assurance and printable pdf download
|Foundations of Excellence||30-31 cr.|
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3 cr.|
|COMM120||Presentation Techniques||3 cr.|
|ENGL110||Advanced Composition||3 cr.|
|ENGL311||Professional Writing||3 cr.|
|MATH135/150/215||College Algebra or Pre-Calculus or Calculus I||3-4 cr.|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3 cr.|
|SOSC301||Globalization and World Diversity||3 cr.|
|STAT220||Introduction to Statistics||3 cr.|
|SCI||Science Elective||3 cr.|
|Foundations of Business||9-10 cr.|
|ACCT200 or ACCT201||Accounting Basics for Managers or Accounting Foundations I||3-4 cr.|
|BUSN210||Professional Ethics||3 cr.|
|MGMT211||Management Foundations||3 cr.|
|Foundations of Cyber Defense||15 cr.|
|BITS211||Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet||3 cr.|
|CISP247||Database Design||3 cr.|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Management||3 cr.|
|IAAS221 or IAAS224||Security Foundations or Implementing Network Security||3 cr.|
|NETW101||PC Operating Systems||3 cr.|
|CISP253||Perl/Python Scripting||3 cr.|
|IAAS256||Windows Digital Forensics||3 cr.|
|IAAS481||Information Security and Assurance||3 cr.|
|IAAS492||Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Assurance||3 cr.|
|NETW141||MS Client and Server OS||3 cr.|
|NETW151 or NETW220||Cisco Networking Fundamentals or Data Communications and Networks||3 cr.|
|NETW217||UNIX Operating System||3 cr.|
|NETW235||UNIX/Linux Server Administration||3 cr.|
|NETW241||MS Implement Network Infrastructure||3 cr.|
|IAAS490* or TECH489*||Networking Internship or Field Experience in Technology||3 cr.|
|TECH497||College of Technology Capstone||3 cr.|
|Choose one of the following specialty areas:||(12) cr.|
|Health Care Information and Assurance Specialty [HIAS]||(12) cr.|
|HINT340||Privacy, Security, and Training in Health Info Mgmt||3 cr.|
|HINT350||Clinical Information Systems||3 cr.|
|HINT400||Management Information Systems||3 cr.|
|HLTH210||Health Care Organizations and Systems||3 cr.|
|Information Assurance Specialty [IASP]||(12) cr.|
|IAAS245||Disaster Recovery||3 cr.|
|IAAS332||Authentication and Audits||3 cr.|
|NETW325||Wireless Networking and Security||3 cr.|
|Earn an additional Specialty: Mathematical Modeling Specialty [MMSP]||(12) cr.|
|MATH216||Calculus II||4 cr.|
|MATH350||Differential Equations with Modeling||4 cr.|
|MATH317||Calculus III||4 cr.|
|Open Electives - Apply MATH125 Intermediate Algebra (3 cr) here if required. Recommended Electives:||19-21 cr.|
|CISP313||Computer Selection and Training||3 cr.|
|MATH140||Finite Mathematics||3 cr.|
|STAT322||Inferential Statistics||3 cr.|