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Master of Science in Computer Science-Computer Systems Security

Businesses and organizations throughout the world are constantly experiencing cyber-attacks or security-related incidents on their computer systems and networks that can significantly affect the organization and result in a substantial loss of revenue. To address these threats, both private and government organizations are investing considerable funds in computer security specialists to implement security measures and make their organizations safe. As a result, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, “there will be a high demand for managers proficient in computer security issues." At the national level local employment markets will vary.

This program is designed and instructed by computer professionals to teach students to:

  • Apply effective leadership strategies and skills
  • Conduct professional, scholarly, applied research
  • Use analytical and critical thinking skills for effective decision analysis and problem solving
  • Acquire a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the field of computer science
  • Critically evaluate the issues that affect the development and modification of complex software systems
  • Gain an understanding of operating systems and networking
  • Acquire knowledge of computer system architecture and the software system engineering process
  • Assess the need for, and make recommendations on the technical requirements necessary for the implementation of an effective security infrastructure
  • Identify and describe the impact of implementing security components at the operating system and network level
  • Develop effective enterprise level security policies, standards and procedures
  • Monitor and manage computer systems security

Featured courses include: Computer Networking, Software Project Management, Computer Systems Security Foundations, Operating Systems Security, Network Security and Security Management. Courses are taught by instructors with demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the areas of Computer Science and Enterprise Systems Security.

Program offered is a Master Degree.

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Campus Offerings:
  • None : This program is taught Online.

Colorado Technical University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Additional information is available at 312-263-0456 or www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

**CTU's Virtual Campus was recognized as "Best of the Best" in the Education and Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program.

CTU can not guarantee employment or salary.