Cyber Operations (CYB) Courses

CYB1005 Introduction to Cyber Security Operations

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the range of disciplines that are fundamental to protecting cyber assets in the modern world. Students learn what cyber security and operations are and how they have evolved over the past decades and how the cyber security framework can be applied across a wide range of contexts and industries. This course also provides an introduction to the various technical and non-technical skills that are fundamental in the cyber security and operations field. Students are provided with academic foundations to pursue further study in the cyber field.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CYB2010 Assembly Language Programming

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the relationship between hardware and software though the use of the machine and assembly language facilities. Topics include how simple statements translate into processor commands along with how various types of storage and programming structures are implemented in the system. Program design, charting, coding, debugging, testing, execution and documentation are accomplished for all concepts that are introduced. Advanced understanding of the relationship between hardware and software is accomplished through the use of assembly language and higher level language (C programming language) facilities. Creating programs that interface with computer hardware is explored. Additional topics include using debug, decision structures, looping structures, addressing constructs, data types, program segments, memory models, subroutines, arrays, video, keyboard, and file I/O, parallel processing, terminate-and-stay-resident programs, recursion, inter-language communication, device drivers and embedded programming concepts.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2014.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CYB3011 Software Reverse Engineering

This course is designed to introduce students to the tools and process of software reverse engineering, and how to apply the tools and process for the purpose of discovering malicious code, reconstructing higher level code and documentation where none exist, to discover opportunities for improvement of existing code, and to assure the appropriate use of code.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS2045, CYB2010.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CYB3023 Large Scale Distributed Systems

This course is designed to introduce the principles and implementation techniques of distributed database systems, and explore trends and issues concerning database application development. Students apply theory and practice by building a distributed database with Web access.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1112, CSIS2030.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CYB3038 HCI/Usable Security

This course focuses on how to design and build secure systems with human-centric focus. Topics include the basic principles of HCI including the fundamentals of humans' cognitive abilities, principles of usability, design techniques and evaluation methods. Students apply these techniques to the design of secure systems while developing security measures that respect human performance and their goals within the system. Students design, build, evaluate and critique systems and learn how to integrate usability into secure software. Emphasis is on authentication devices, password protection techniques, browsing security, social media and mobile device security.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC3050.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CYB4010 Computer and Network Forensics

This course is designed to introduce students to the nature of digital evidence, the tools and techniques used to acquire such evidence, and the practices used to preserve its integrity through the use of lectures and experience-based exercises. Students are also introduced to the process of testifying and ethics for the expert witness.
Prerequisite(s): Senior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CYB4026 Cyber Intelligence

This course examines the emerging stages to the current operational and political impact of cyber intelligence. Students explore a full range of cyber capabilities from exploitation, attack and defense. Students analyze and discuss several case studies that demonstrate the challenges and benefits of cyber intelligence to the cyber operations and security environment. This course demonstrates how cyber security and operations has changed the nature of intelligence collections, operations and analysis across the intelligence communities.
Prerequisite(s): CYB3038.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CYB4032 Perimeter Protection and Vulnerability Assessment

This course examines the threat from computer hackers and the countermeasures to protect against such attacks, including security policies, security hardware and software technologies, vulnerability analysis, security assessments, penetration testing, and vulnerability scanners. Topics include types of network security, varieties of attacks, fundamentals of firewalls, firewall practical applications, intrusion detection systems, encryption, virtual private networks, operating system hardening, defending against virus attacks, Trojan horses and spyware, security policies, assessing a system, security standards, and computer-based espionage and terrorism.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC3075.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CYB4044 Active Cyber Defense and Countermeasures

This course is based on the concept that current, traditional "boxed" defense solutions are no longer working and attackers are becoming more and more successful as a result. Emphasis is on new strategies for IT security professionals to be successful. Topics include tools for proactive defense, such as annoyance, attribution and attack.
Prerequisite(s): CYB4032.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours