CSIA Course Listing

Cybersecurity for Leaders and Managers (CSIA 300, 3 Credits)

A survey of the cybersecurity principles, practices, and strategies required by leaders and managers to become strategic partners in the establishment, management, and governance of an enterprise's cybersecurity program. The aim is to develop an understanding of how cybersecurity supports key business goals and objectives. Topics include the fundamentals of enterprise risk management; business requirements that drive the implementation of information system controls; data security; enterprise governance processes; the information life cycle; intellectual property protections; privacy laws and regulations; and security education, training, and awareness. Discussion also covers the need for cooperation and collaboration between business units and the organization's cybersecurity program.

Cybersecurity Processes and Technologies (CSIA 310, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: CMIT 320 and WRTG 101. A study of the processes and technologies used to implement and manage enterprise IT security operations. The goal is to apply and integrate cybersecurity concepts and best practices with the principles of IT operations and management.

Cybersecurity in Business and Industry (CSIA 350, 3 Credits)

(Formerly CSIA 303.) Prerequisite(s): CSIA 310 or CSIA 301 and WRTG 101. A study of the application and integration of cybersecurity principles, frameworks, standards, and best practices to the management, governance, and policy development processes for businesses. Discussion covers the organization, management, and governance of cybersecurity for enterprise IT in business settings; risk and risk management practices; and development and implementation of industry-wide cybersecurity initiatives and programs. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CSIA 303, CSIA 350, IFSM 430, or IFSM 498N.

Cybersecurity in Government Organizations (CSIA 360, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: CSIA 350 (or CSIA 303) and WRTG 393 (or another advanced upper-level writing course). A study of cybersecurity management and governance in the context of the missions, functions, and operations of federal, state, and municipal government agencies, departments, and programs. Discussion covers the policy life cycle and the mechanisms used by governments to formulate and implement laws, policies, regulations, and treaties to protect and defend government operations and society as a whole against cyber attacks and crimes, both foreign and domestic. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CSIA 360 or CSIA 412.

Cybersecurity Policy, Plans, and Programs (CSIA 413, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite(s): CSIA 360 or CSIA 412 and WRTG 393 (or other advanced upper-level writing course). A study of the application of cybersecurity principles, frameworks, standards, and best practices to organization-level strategies, policies, programs, plans, procedures, and processes. Projects include writing security policies and plans, developing metrics and measures for information security programs, planning audits of compliance practices and processes, and developing organization-level security policies for enterprise IT governance.

Evaluating Emerging Technologies (CSIA 459, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite: CSIA 360. A survey of emerging and leading technologies in the cybersecurity field. The aim is to research, evaluate, and recommend emerging technologies and determine secure implementation strategies for best-fit business solutions. Topics include evolutionary technology development and adoption in organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CSIA 459 or IFSM 459.

Practical Applications in Cybersecurity Management (CSIA 485, 3 Credits)

(Formerly IFSM 485. Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 6 credits.). Prerequisites: CMIT 320 and CSIA 413. A study of cybersecurity that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience and builds on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. The goal is to protect an organization's critical information and assets by ethically integrating cybersecurity best practices and risk management throughout an enterprise. Emerging issues in cybersecurity are considered.

Workplace Learning in Cybersecurity (CSIA 486A, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 9 credits in the discipline and prior program approval (requirements detailed online at www.umuc.edu/wkpl). The integration of discipline-specific knowledge with new experiences in the work environment. Tasks include completing a series of academic assignments that parallel work experiences.

Workplace Learning in Cybersecurity (CSIA 486B, 6 Credits)

Prerequisites: 9 credits in the discipline and prior program approval (requirements detailed online at www.umuc.edu/wkpl). The integration of discipline-specific knowledge with new experiences in the work environment. Tasks include completing a series of academic assignments that parallel work experiences.

Human Aspects in Cybersecurity: Ethics, Legal Issues, and Psychology (CSIA 520, 6 Credits)

(For cybersecurity majors only. May also be applied to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity or Cybersecurity Policy at UMUC as equivalent to CSEC 620, if completed with a grade of B or better.) Prerequisites: 18 credits of coursework in the major, including CSIA 485, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major at UMUC. An examination of the human aspects in cybersecurity. Topics include ethics, relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards, psychology, and hacker culture. Emphasis is on the human element and the motivations for cyber crimes. Analysis covers techniques to prevent intrusions and attacks that threaten organizational data.

National Cybersecurity Policy and Law (CSIA 535, 6 Credits)

(For cybersecurity majors only. May also be applied to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy at UMUC as equivalent to CSEC 635, if completed with a grade of B or better.) Prerequisites: 24 credits of coursework in the major, including CSIA 520, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major at UMUC. An exploration of the role of government in securing cyberspace. Topics include federal, state, and local entities involved in cybersecurity; relevant laws and regulation; concepts of civil liberties, intellectual property, and privacy; policy formulation and analysis; law enforcement; development and diffusion of standards; and national security. Discussion also covers public/private engagement models and opportunities and tools for government to encourage cybersecurity education, awareness, and research.