Course Schedule for Spring 2020


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MPCR-615-01

Comm Strat for Info Sec Profs

This course addresses several leadership considerations, including how to navigate culture and style practices within organizations. Students learn how to deploy continual reinforcement in their communications strategy, especially when addressing the issues of risk and change. The course examines multiple communication approaches as well as tools and techniques that are appropriate for different audiences. Finally, students learn how to plan and implement a workforce cybersecurity awareness communications campaign.

  • Course #: MPCR-615-01
  • CRN: 38124
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Rosa, M.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPCR-615-101

Comm Strat for Info Sec Profs

This course addresses several leadership considerations, including how to navigate culture and style practices within organizations. Students learn how to deploy continual reinforcement in their communications strategy, especially when addressing the issues of risk and change. The course examines multiple communication approaches as well as tools and techniques that are appropriate for different audiences. Finally, students learn how to plan and implement a workforce cybersecurity awareness communications campaign.

  • Course #: MPCR-615-101
  • CRN: 38130
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Fazzini, K.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020

MPCR-770-01

Cyber Defense Analysis

In this course, students use data gathered from diverse information system protection tools to analyze events, detect malicious activities and recommend countermeasures. Students will learn how to conduct vulnerability assessment across a variety of information systems and exploitation platforms. They will learn how to analyze data from intrusion incidents, assess system integrity, and interpret information collected to establish attribution and mitigation measures.

  • Course #: MPCR-770-01
  • CRN: 38905
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Holcomb, J.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPCR-770-201

Cyber Defense Analysis

In this course, students use data gathered from diverse information system protection tools to analyze events, detect malicious activities and recommend countermeasures. Students will learn how to conduct vulnerability assessment across a variety of information systems and exploitation platforms. They will learn how to analyze data from intrusion incidents, assess system integrity, and interpret information collected to establish attribution and mitigation measures.

  • Course #: MPCR-770-201
  • CRN: 38906
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Jung, E.
  • Dates: Mar 04 – May 04, 2020

MPCR-770-202

Cyber Defense Analysis

In this course, students use data gathered from diverse information system protection tools to analyze events, detect malicious activities and recommend countermeasures. Students will learn how to conduct vulnerability assessment across a variety of information systems and exploitation platforms. They will learn how to analyze data from intrusion incidents, assess system integrity, and interpret information collected to establish attribution and mitigation measures.

  • Course #: MPCR-770-202
  • CRN: 38907
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Saunders, J.
  • Dates: Mar 04 – May 04, 2020

MPCR-775-101

Cyber Threat Intelligence

This course focuses on profiling adversaries in the cyber space (hackers, organized crime, insiders, foreign states) and analyzing techniques, tools and processes they are using to perpetrate attacks against critical assets. Students will be able to develop threat indicators, determine potential implications for existing information systems and exploitation systems, and formulate advice on how to neutralize threats or thwart possible attacks.

  • Course #: MPCR-775-101
  • CRN: 38928
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Moriarity, K.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – Mar 02, 2020

MPCR-500-01

Ethics in Cybersecurity

In the first part of this course, students are introduced to methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks to facilitate the study of ethics. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all cybersecurity professionals have towards themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of security professionals with those of other information technology professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience navigating ethical issues in decision-making. Course discussions center on issues involving privacy, confidentiality, and sensitive information. During the final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

  • Course #: MPCR-500-01
  • CRN: 38066
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Applegate, S.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPCR-500-101

Ethics in Cybersecurity

In the first part of this course, students are introduced to methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks to facilitate the study of ethics. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all cybersecurity professionals have towards themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of security professionals with those of other information technology professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience navigating ethical issues in decision-making. Course discussions center on issues involving privacy, confidentiality, and sensitive information. During the final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

  • Course #: MPCR-500-101
  • CRN: 38069
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Applegate, S.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020

MPCR-500-102

Ethics in Cybersecurity

In the first part of this course, students are introduced to methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks to facilitate the study of ethics. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all cybersecurity professionals have towards themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of security professionals with those of other information technology professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience navigating ethical issues in decision-making. Course discussions center on issues involving privacy, confidentiality, and sensitive information. During the final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

  • Course #: MPCR-500-102
  • CRN: 38070
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Goulet, D.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020

MPCR-500-103   Canceled

Ethics in Cybersecurity

In the first part of this course, students are introduced to methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks to facilitate the study of ethics. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all cybersecurity professionals have towards themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of security professionals with those of other information technology professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience navigating ethical issues in decision-making. Course discussions center on issues involving privacy, confidentiality, and sensitive information. During the final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

  • Course #: MPCR-500-103
  • CRN: 38929
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020

MPCR-661-01

Info Assurance & Risk Mgmt

This course provides an overview of enterprise security, privacy and information security assessment and management, and cybersecurity. This course concentrates on tangible and intangible costs and examines concepts of information assurance and security risk assessment. Students learn how to assess information security risks and develop solutions. Students also learn traditional risk treatment options (accept, avoid, remediate/reduce, transfer) and apply them to IA/cyber risk management. Topics covered include social engineering, risk assessment, recovery and response, enterprise security, and formal techniques and policies.

  • Course #: MPCR-661-01
  • CRN: 38126
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Baker, S.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPCR-661-101

Info Assurance & Risk Mgmt

This course provides an overview of enterprise security, privacy and information security assessment and management, and cybersecurity. This course concentrates on tangible and intangible costs and examines concepts of information assurance and security risk assessment. Students learn how to assess information security risks and develop solutions. Students also learn traditional risk treatment options (accept, avoid, remediate/reduce, transfer) and apply them to IA/cyber risk management. Topics covered include social engineering, risk assessment, recovery and response, enterprise security, and formal techniques and policies.

  • Course #: MPCR-661-101
  • CRN: 38127
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Holcomb, J.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020

MPCR-610-01

Info Sec. Laws and Compliance

This course introduces students to privacy laws, regulations, and industry guidelines with significant security and privacy impact and requirements. The course primarily examines laws and regulations from the United States, but it also includes some coverage of international laws. The course is divided into four sections. First, students are exposed to broadly-applicable laws and regulations that address information security. Second, students receive an introduction to industry-specific guidelines and requirements (FISMA, NERC, HIPAA, HITECH, PSQIA3 , etc.). Third, students examine key state laws and regulations that impact information security management (such as relevant laws in California, Massachusetts, and New York). Finally, students scrutinize other countries’ laws and regulations related to information security and privacy (such as laws in Canada, Mexico, and the European Union) and international standards such as ISO 27001 and 27032.

  • Course #: MPCR-610-01
  • CRN: 38067
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Eneas, K.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPCR-610-101

Info Sec. Laws and Compliance

This course introduces students to privacy laws, regulations, and industry guidelines with significant security and privacy impact and requirements. The course primarily examines laws and regulations from the United States, but it also includes some coverage of international laws. The course is divided into four sections. First, students are exposed to broadly-applicable laws and regulations that address information security. Second, students receive an introduction to industry-specific guidelines and requirements (FISMA, NERC, HIPAA, HITECH, PSQIA3 , etc.). Third, students examine key state laws and regulations that impact information security management (such as relevant laws in California, Massachusetts, and New York). Finally, students scrutinize other countries’ laws and regulations related to information security and privacy (such as laws in Canada, Mexico, and the European Union) and international standards such as ISO 27001 and 27032.

  • Course #: MPCR-610-101
  • CRN: 38071
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sutherland, D.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020

MPCR-750-01   Canceled

Information Security

This course provides theoretical and applied foundations of information security and assurance. Students study various types of cyber-crime and vulnerabilities of government computer systems and information networks. Students learn about strategies for the protection of information and computer systems and how to mitigate and respond to breaches of those systems.

  • Course #: MPCR-750-01
  • CRN: 38068
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPCR-750-101

Information Security

This course provides theoretical and applied foundations of information security and assurance. Students study various types of cyber-crime and vulnerabilities of government computer systems and information networks. Students learn about strategies for the protection of information and computer systems and how to mitigate and respond to breaches of those systems.

  • Course #: MPCR-750-101
  • CRN: 38073
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Nguyen, P.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – Mar 02, 2020

MPCR-605-01

Security Architecture & Design

This course introduces students to fundamental logical hardware, operating system, and software security components, and how to use those components to design, architect, and evaluate secure computer systems. Understanding these fundamental issues is critical to effective information security management. The course is divided into three sections. The first section covers the hardware and software required to have a secure computer system. The second section covers the 9 logical models required to keep the system secure. The third section covers evaluation models that quantify system security.

  • Course #: MPCR-605-01
  • CRN: 38123
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Khalsa, G.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPCR-605-101

Security Architecture & Design

This course introduces students to fundamental logical hardware, operating system, and software security components, and how to use those components to design, architect, and evaluate secure computer systems. Understanding these fundamental issues is critical to effective information security management. The course is divided into three sections. The first section covers the hardware and software required to have a secure computer system. The second section covers the 9 logical models required to keep the system secure. The third section covers evaluation models that quantify system security.

  • Course #: MPCR-605-101
  • CRN: 38125
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Moriarity, K.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – May 09, 2020