Cyber Threat Intelligence & Defense - B.S.

The Cyber Threat Intelligence & Defense bachelor’s degree program is designed to fill a critical and growing need for cyber threat intelligence and defense personnel in the public and private sector. Students completing this curriculum should have the understanding of incident response techniques that detect, scope and respond to internal and external intelligence. This intelligence is used to enable network and system defenders to establish protocols that decrease the cyber attacker’s likelihood of success with each ensuing intrusion attempt.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Operate and communicate effectively in working with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Synthesize aspects of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities in the area of cyber operations.
  • Apply current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computer and cyber practices.
  • Measure the performance of security systems within an enterprise level information system infrastructure.
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  • Analyze a problem, identify possible threats, and define the computing requirements appropriate to solve cyber operations issues.

The focus of this program is to educate and train the new wave of cyber specialist that can track, analyze and counter digital security threats. This form of intelligence is a blend of physical reconnaissance and defense with modern information technology techniques. Proactive cyber defense is the direction of the future, the gathering of information about trends and behaviors of adversaries in anticipation to opposing an attack against computers and networks, is critical to mitigating operational risk.

An experiential educational experience is also offered. There are a variety of options available for students to complete the required six-credit experience. Student may elect to add an additional three credits based upon advising and prior planning.

Upon graduation, students may be employed in cyber-related jobs ranging from manufacturing, defense, public administration, healthcare and retail trade industries.

An important component of the program’s educational experience is the general studies courses taught by the College of Arts & Sciences. Graduates are expected to show competencies in higher-order thinking, communications, ethics, global diversity, responsible citizenship and leadership.

Cyber Threat, Intelligence & Defense     

A four year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Credits
Major Courses
CSIS1000Problem Solving and Programming Concepts3
CSIS1101Computer Science I3
CSIS1112Computer Science II3
CSIS2030Database Concepts3
CSIS2045Introduction to Operating Systems3
CSIS2080Database Design3
CYB1005Introduction to Cyber Security Operations3
CYB2010Computer Architecture with Assembly Language Programming3
CYB3011Software Reverse Engineering3
CYB3023Large Scale Distributed Systems3
CYB3038HCI/Usable Security3
CYB4010Computer and Network Forensics3
CYB4026Cyber Intelligence3
CYB4032Perimeter Protection and Vulnerability Assessment3
CYB4044Active Cyber Defense and Countermeasures3
ITEC2081Network Protocols I3
ITEC2082Network Protocols II3
ITEC3050Information Security3
ITEC3075Network Security3
ITEC3083Wireless Networking3
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 6 credits from the following: G6
Directed Experiential Education D
College of Engineering & Design Internship Ic
Technical Solutions Design Project
Related Professional Studies
CAR0010Career Management1
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I3
LAW3080Cyberlaw3
PRMG2010Introduction to Project Management3
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities6
Crisis and Controversy: A Critical Thinking Approach
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT, or REL
Mathematics6
Statistics I
Discrete Mathematics *
Science4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Social Sciences6
Foundations of Leadership Studies
One course from ANTH°°, ECON, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives6
Two courses with an EASC attribute
Free Elective #
3 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university 3
Total Credits122.0

Students not meeting the requirements for experiential learning opportunities may take other course options with department or college chair and dean approval. Additional experiential opportunities may be available within your department. For more information, contact your faculty adviser.

D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 

IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling internship and free elective credits.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.