Academic Catalogs

Cybersecurity (CYBR)

CYBR C1503 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Introduction to Digital Forensics  
Advisory: CST C128 and CST C158 and CST C230.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will explore an introduction to digital forensics using open source applications. Topics covered include chain of custody, forensic acquisition of data, forensic evidence reporting, expert witness testimony, timeline analysis, and anti-forensic techniques. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop introductory technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

CYBR C1603 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Introduction to Incident Response  
Advisory: CST C128 and CST C158 and CST C230.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will explore an introduction to cyber incident response using industry-recognized tools. Topics covered include incident response case studies, incident response tools used in industry, advanced persistent threats, documentation and technical reporting, timeline analysis, case management, and hunting, gathering, and foraging for cyber threats. Hands-on assignments will be used to help students develop introductory technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

CYBR C1703 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Cybercrime and CSIRT Coordination  
Advisory: CST C128 and CST C158 and CST C230.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will explore an introduction to laws relevant to cybercrime and the roles of the Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). Topics covered include international, federal, and state laws relevant to cybercrime, an overview of the U.S. court system and jurisdictions, CSIRT coordination within the team and with stakeholders internal to the organization, ethics pertaining to cyber professionals, project management, technical writing, countermeasures, and compliance. This course is intended for students with an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

CYBR C2253 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance  
Advisory: CST C230 and C260.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will explore an introduction to governance, risk, and compliance in cybersecurity. Topics covered include cybersecurity risk management, improving critical cybersecurity infrastructure, cybersecurity governance and audit frameworks, and internal audits. This course is intended for students with an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

CYBR C2273 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Cyber-Physical Security: Protecting Critical Infrastructure  
Advisory: CYBR C225 and CST C230.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will explore an introduction to cyber-physical security using a risk-informed, all-hazards approach to safeguarding critical infrastructure in cyberspace that emphasizes protections for privacy and civil liberties, transparent and accessible security processes, and domestic and international partnerships that further collective action. Topics covered include an analysis of cyber threats and vulnerabilities to understand more fully the interdependency of infrastructure systems nationwide, and that cyber and physical security are interdependent as core aspects of corporate risk management strategies. This course is intended for students with an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

CYBR C2503 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Intermediate Digital Forensics  
Advisory: CST C128 and CST C158 and CST C230.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will explore digital forensic techniques using industry-recognized tools. Topics covered include an introduction to network forensics and mobile device forensics, investigative and extraction tools, live acquisition data, evidence reporting, time-stomping and anti-forensic techniques, and the significance of time zones for forensic case analysis. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

CYBR C2563 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Mobile Device Forensics  
Advisory: CST C158 and C230 and CYBR C150.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will explore mobile device forensic techniques using industry-recognized tools. Topics covered include an introduction to mobile forensics, investigative and extraction tools, cloud storage, device seizure, use of Faraday bags, and evidence reporting. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

CYBR C2603 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Intermediate Incident Response  
Advisory: CST C128 and CST C158 and CST C230.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will explore incident response techniques using industry-recognized tools. Topics covered include planning and scoping a cyber incident, information gathering for vulnerability assessment, vulnerability scanning and summarization reporting, report writing and best practices, obfuscation techniques, forensic artifacts, social media forensics, memory forensics, ethics, and compliance issues. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

CYBR C2803 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Advanced Digital Forensics & Incident Response Capstone  
Advisory: CST C128 and CST C158 and CST C230.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will explore advanced digital forensics and incident response techniques using industry-recognized tools. Hands-on projects will be used to demonstrate technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. Students will analyze a simulated case and report findings through technical documents and presentations. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.