CYBR 620: Intro to Cybersecurity
This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of cybersecurity by discussing the evolution of information security into cybersecurity, cybersecurity theory, and the relationship of cybersecurity to nations, businesses, society, and people. Students will be exposed to multiple cybersecurity technologies, processes, and procedures, learn how to analyze the threats, vulnerabilities and risks present in these environments, and develop appropriate strategies to mitigate potential cybersecurity problems.
Prospective students who have earned the CISSP designation within the past 5 years may, if admitted, substitute another course for CYBR 620 “Introduction to Cybersecurity” in their first semester of the CYBR MPS program. Students should provide evidence of successful completion of the CISSP exam within that timeframe (such as a transcript or official documentation from the certifying authority) to UMBC as part of their application.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the CYBR program or in at least the second semester of graduate study. Other students may be admitted with instructor permission.
CYBR 641: Cybercrime Investigations
This course examines US and international cybercrime law, legal procedures, and best practices needed to conduct effective and evidentiary-compliant computer forensics activities (such as search and seizure, chain of custody, documentation, courtroom preparation, etc.) and the dedication to gather facts that can lead to prosecutable legal outcomes. Students will be introduced to these topics through required readings, case studies, in-class lecture, scholarly articles, judicial opinions and classroom discussions.
CYBR 642: Introduction to Digital Forensics
This interactive hands-on course will provide an introduction to computer and network technical incident handling and forensics activities. Topics include disk and file system imaging and forensics, packet capture and analysis, basic malware examination, log file analysis, analysis of volatile data (such as RAM), the incident handling process, and more.
CYBR 643: Advanced Digital Forensics
This hands-on course expands upon the theory and application of digital
forensics activities to provide students intensive experience using well
known publicly available, digital forensic tools. Students will perform
a series of digital forensic examinations on fictitious evidence
(hardware, network, mobile) that model real-world criminal activity with
the goal of developing proficiency in forensic analysis techniques
based on real-world scenarios.