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Why Cyber Defense?
A Cyber Defense professional helps protect data from threats, both inside and outside of an organization. We will provide you with specialized skills to create systems of checks and procedures for controls that help thwart unwanted intervention and track perpetrators.
In this program, hands-on tools and techniques, supported by the latest trends and case studies, will cover a myriad of topics to present what security is and how to best protect an organization’s information assets. You will learn the performance-based skills and develop the knowledge set to ensure appropriate treatment of risk, compliance, and assurance from internal and external perspectives.
The BS in Cyber Defense can be completed in-seat or online
|Security Degree Hub has listed Davenport University in their Top 10 list of online Cyber Security degree programs for 2016. |
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)
Davenport offers course credit for specific certifications. In addition, certification exams are highly recommended after completing certificate related courses. See our certification
page for additional information.
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The Foundations of Excellence courses for DUs Cyber Defense degree program provides students with the knowledge and abilities to complete these tasks and will form the core of their professional careers. Davenport offers two specialties to enhance your degree. You can also add Math Modeling to your specialty for added measure
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, authetication 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.
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.|