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Cybersecurity Defense

Cybersecurity Defense

Master's Degree

Cybersecurity Defense Mission, Goals & Outcomes Online and Hybrid Master's Degree Online and Hybrid Master's Degree

Program Mission and Learning Outcomes

Program Mission

The NEIT Masters in Cybersecurity Defense seeks to prepare information technology professionals to be workplace and community leaders in cybersecurity, able to identify and assess cybersecurity vulnerabilities under their responsibility, to develop viable, actionable plans to address those vulnerabilities and to implement, monitor and respond in accordance with those plans.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this advanced degree program will be able to demonstrate each of the following learning outcomes:

  1. Proficiency in identifying vulnerabilities, anticipating attacks, using monitoring tools, and developing defensive strategies.

  2. Understand and analyze the technological, human, and policy challenges in this field through hands-on experience of cyber vulnerabilities, attacks, and defenses.

  3. Create a principled, forward-looking framework to protect organizations against cyber threats and design organizational resilience, and crisis management and response capabilities.

  4. Understand of cybersecurity and privacy through comprehensive consideration of technology and policy, including economic, human, legal, organizational, and socio-political factors.

  5. Understand the security and privacy implications of emerging technologies, such as big data, cloud computing, mobile computing, social networks, the internet of things, and Web 2.0 applications.

  6. Understand role of communication in leading teams and organizations, and develop communication skills necessary to influence and motivate teams.