Cybersecurity

Program Overview

Computer security is of vital importance today. Keeping business data safe through information assurance, identifying and mediating cybersecurity threats, and protecting personal information to ensure individual privacy are highly relevant topics across a number of academic disciplines.  Information about people and their activities are stored on a variety of computer devices and current computing trends such as mobile computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing have increased the amount of information being captured and stored and, in the process, increased the potential for this information to be accessed by unauthorized parties. 

Curriculum Overview

This program will instruct students on identifying computer security threats and how to mediate those threats.  The courses provide the foundational knowledge needed to implement strategies to identify and manage cybersecurity threats.  Students will be able to  identify and analyze cybersecurity risks and take action to mediate those risks.  Mediation skills include implementation of policies and procedures as well as the ability to implement technical solutions to manage the risk of cybersecurity threats.

Degree Offered

  • Minor in Cybersecurity

Contact:

Jia Shen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Sweigart Hall 369
(609) 895-5535
jiashen@rider.edu

Related Programs:

Cybersecurity Minor Requirements

(18 credits)

Gateway Course: 1
CIS 185Information Systems Essentials3
Required Courses:
CIS 270Networking and Telecommunications3
CIS 320Cloud Computing Administration3
Introduction to Cybersecurity3
Risk Management and Compliance for Information Security3
Elective Course:
Select one of the following:3
Fraud Examination and Business Forensics 2
Object-Oriented Programming
Data Structures & Cmptr Archit
Computer Forensics
Database Management
Data Mining
Homeland Security
Development and Structure of the US Intelligence Community
Cybersecurity Policy
Critical Views of Global Security
Total Credits18

Cybersecurity Concentration Requirements

(12 credits)

Gateway Course:
CIS 185Information Systems Essentials 13
Required Courses:
CIS 320Cloud Computing Administration3
Introduction to Cybersecurity3
Risk Management and Compliance for Information Security3
Total Credits12

Courses and Descriptions