Cyber Operations (CYB) Courses

CYB3001 Foundations of Digital Forensics

This course introduces students to the principles of digital forensics. The essentials covered in this class include computer system storage fundamentals, operating systems and data transmission, computer network architecture, digital forensics best practices, proper evidence collection and storage, and federal rules and criminal codes. Upon successful completion of this class, the student is ready to proceed into more advanced and technical classes such as computer forensics, mobile device forensics, network forensics, and malicious code forensics.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1101, CSIS2045, CYB1005.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

CYB3205 Malware Forensics

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of malicious code and malicious code analysis. The student is introduced to actual malicious code samples and examines how they work and interact with vulnerable machines. The student learns how to perform basic analysis in an attempt to reverse engineer malicious code capabilities and to perform post-mortem forensic analysis on compromised machines. The student is also introduced to virtual machines and their important role in conducting malicious code forensic analysis in a safe environment.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1112, CYB3001.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

CYB3220 Network Forensics

This course immerses students into the world of network forensics. The essentials covered in this class include network forensics investigative methodology, network technical fundamentals, evidence acquisition, packet and flow analysis, network intrusion detection and analysis, and forensic reporting. Upon successful completion of this class, the student is ready to conduct real-world network forensic investigations in a laboratory setting utilizing industry-recognized tools and methodology.
Prerequisite(s): CYB3001, ITEC2081.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

CYB4050 Exploitation & Incident Response

This course introduces students to the arts and skillsets of traditional “Red” and “Blue” teams. Participants are immersed into worlds of computer exploitation and incident response, providing the unique experience of learning how to compromise a machine/network and then uncovering and documenting the evidence left behind. In addition, the course teaches the student to utilize a variety of open source tools to exploit weaknesses in a typical networked environment. The class introduces defense techniques aimed at common system/network weaknesses. Topics include physical security, social engineering, reconnaissance, port/network and vulnerability scanning, creating custom exploits, weaponizing documents, and anti-virus evasion.
Prerequisite(s): CYB3205, CYB3220.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits