Global Cybersecurity

Degrees and Certificates


GCSE 1351: Intro Enterprise Cybersecurity

This course will take an enterprise level holistic perspective of cybersecurity. The purpose is to explore the emerging threat landscape and the means through which organizations both private and public develop and employ various cybersecurity policies, procedures, and tactics in response. It will evaluate the various cybersecurity tools, structures, and protocols that serve as best practices within industry, by governments, and international organizations.

GCSE 3301: Comp Syst Network Security

Introduction to digital logic, machine representation of data, assembly programming, processor design, memory organization, interface communication, the design and analysis of computer communication networks architecture.

GCSE 4301: Governing Digital Ecosystem

Governing the digital ecosystem exaimines how governments use cyberspace and the tools provided to shape the political landscape through messaging, control of on-line behavior, access to information, and surveillance.

GCSE 4302: Cyber Ethics and the State

The course will examine the impact on human society of the rapid evolution of digital surveillance tools, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and the increase of computing power. It asks the question of whether technology should drive the course of human progress or will society engage in a value laden conversation about role of human agency in that process. Further, we will bring the question of ethics into an environment that seems to operate under its own imperative. As we are told that at some point computers and smart machines empowered through artificial intelligence will achieve self-awareness. We will look at the institutions necessary for establishing the foundations of an open dialog to determine the appropriate role for these technologies in society. The course will engage students in a debate as to whether or not we can build a technological future based on an ethical framework and if so, how we are to go about it.

GCSE 4303: Geopolitical and Country Risk

A risk management perspective that looks at the socio-political factors that pose risks to foreign policy investments and/or business operations in foreign countries. Factors considered such as, political stability, corruption, taxation, regulatory and legal structures, regional conflicts, local economy, internal strife, and the potential for natural disaster. This analysis emphasizes not only the risk factors, but the internal decision making matrix of the political system within the target country and the impact of such decisions on the investment climate and business operations.

GCSE 4379: Cyber Warfare

This course looks at the growth and scope of cyber warfare as it impacts national power in the domains of government, diplomacy, international law, international commerce/economic power, social media/privacy, science/technology, and civil society. It traces the evolution of conflict from traditional information gathering to the development of cyber weaponry with destructive capabilities and the use of those capabilities to advance national foreign policy interests.

GCSE 4399: Capstone Global Cybersecurity

Capstone course in which students develop, elaborate, and research a topic of global cybersecurity. The result of this intensive research and writing exercise will be a thesis fit for presentation at a professional conference and UST Research Symposium.