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8259
Graduate Certificate
Classroom, Online
Yes
Graduate Certificate
Main Campus - Melbourne
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
GCP Code: 8259 Degree Awarded: Graduate Certificate
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: Yes
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the international equivalent) with at least three semester credit hours of statistics and at least three semester credit hours of discrete mathematics. ln addition, applicants should have completed at least nine semester credit hours of computer programming coursework including three semester credit hours of data structures. GRE scores (General Test only) are required. The program chair may grant provisional admission to students with the stipulation that deficiencies are satisfied by the successful completion of coursework that provides background knowledge commensurate with the admission requirements.

Curriculum

The graduate certificate in information assurance and cybersecurity requires the completion of four graduate-level courses in information assurance and cybersecurity (three required and one restricted elective). To earn the certificate, all courses applied to the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Students who complete these requirements will be able to transition easily to the master's degree program.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
  • CYB 5272 Computer and Information Security
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines concepts of modern computer security from a practical point of view. Includes vulnerability analysis, threat modeling and risk assessment, and techniques for asset protection. Discusses economic, legal and ethical issues in computer security. Emphasizes a systemwide view of security and includes a survey of current literature.

  • CYB 5280 Host and Application Security
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores security-related aspects of host-based computer security. Covers the elements of systems that make them secure or vulnerable, defense architectures, forensics, reverse engineering, metrics, virtualization and other topics. Conveys key concepts through hands-on examples.

    Prerequisite:

    CYB 5272 

  • CYB 5290 Secure Data Communications and Networks
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores data communications, networking and network security. Provides a foundation of networking including TCP/IP, other communications protocols and routing. Uses practical network security schemes to enable students to identify and implement a variety of network and communications security measures.

    Prerequisite:

    CYB 5272 

    Requirement(s):
    Instructor approval or prerequisite course and background knowledge
Restricted Elective (3 credit hours)
  • CYB 5285 Secure Operating Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies security within operating systems. Provides understanding of the design challenges, software mechanisms and issues affecting operating system security. Includes the ability to compare the security merits of different operating systems. Uses case studies.

    Prerequisite:

    CYB 5272 

  • CYB 5675 Data Mining for Cybersecurity
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores data mining and machine learning in cybersecurity environments. Includes a variety of data mining and machine learning algorithms and their utility in cybersecurity tasks (signature, anomaly, scan, intrusion detection). Also covers network traffic profiling and privacy-preserving data mining.

    Prerequisite:

    CYB 5272 

  • CYB 5677 Biometric Authentication Technologies
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores biometric authentication technologies including fingerprint, eye and facial biometrics. Presents biometric system design, applications, security considerations and other topics. Conveys key concepts through examples.

    Prerequisite:

    CYB 5272 

  • CYB 5678 Cryptography and Information Hiding
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores various ways in which information can be hidden including encryption, watermarking and steganography. Includes writing software to explore course concepts.

    Prerequisite:

    CYB 5272 

Total Credits Required: 12