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BUAD 5350. Data Analysis for Decision Making.

Focuses on the analysis and presentation of quantitative information in a manner that facilitates understanding and decision-making. The course covers basic sampling, statistical analysis, reporting and data presentation techniques.

3 Credits

Classroom/Online

BUAD 6305. The Effective Leader.

Facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. Focus is on the integrated behavioral competencies that organizations value today; self awareness, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building.  Students will plan and implement new behaviors relevant to individuals who hold leadership positions, as well as those who informally assume leadership roles as they work with others to achieve business goals.  

3 Credits

Classroom/Online 

BUAD 8310. Business and Society.

Examines the social, political, legal and regulatory environments that constitute the background in which a for-profit business firm conducts its activities in domestic and global contexts. Corporate social responsibility and the ethical dimensions of decisions that impact stakeholder groups and corporate sustainability in a competitive environment are discussed. Prerequisites: 3 credit hours of core courses.

3 Credits

Classroom/Online

CYBS 6350. Data Protection.

Provides a working knowledge of fundamental data protection techniques for protecting data at rest, data in motion, and data in processing. Techniques include encryption algorithms and systems (symmetric, asymmetric, standard, digital certificates, and hashes), Steganography, data masking, and data obfuscation. Examines access controls, availability, authentication, confidentiality, data integrity, and non-repudiation as well as defenses against DDOS and other data attacks. Security by diversity and security in depth are presented as fundamental requirements. Prerequisite: CYBS 5F70. Equivalent to TECH 6350.

3 Credits

Classroom/Online

CYBS 6355. Compliance and Legal Issues.

Examines legal, privacy, and compliance environments facing organizations globally. Students build an understanding of the complexities of security, compliance and legal obligations starting with a general foundation of laws and industry standards that apply across most organizations that handle sensitive data. Examination of industry verticals expand students’ knowledge of particular federal and state regulatory and industry-based obligations. It also examines how security and compliance obligations can be used to establish the security, compliance, and risk management programs for an enterprise.  Equivalent to TECH 6355. Prerequisite: CYBS 5F70. Co-requisite: CYBS 6350.

3 Credits

Classroom/Online

CYBS 7350. Operational Cybersecurity Management.

Focuses on developing skills relative to an understanding of the business risks that exist when proper cybersecurity access controls are not effectively implemented. Students will study breach cases and have the opportunity to interface with security experts to gain an in-depth understanding of current risks, threats, and vulnerabilities organizations face. Lab simulations will be completed and each lab will be analyzed for its meaning and purpose in increasing security knowledge. Students will create a cybersecurity breach report and as a team project create an access control plan with recommendations for overcoming or minimizing cyber breach situations through the use of proper controls, the control framework, lab experiences, and other resources explored in the course. Co-requisite: CYBS 6350. Equivalent to TECH 7350.

3 Credits 

Classroom/Online

CYBS 7355. Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment.

In-depth understanding of penetration (pen) testing and "ethical hacking", including requirements and reporting. Examination of the business impact of testing and will conduct security testing (including network and web application penetration testing) in the lab environment including: intelligence gathering, identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities, conducting post-exploitation exercises, and reporting results. Students are required to create a comprehensive report summarizing the findings including recommendations to mitigate the risks identified. Topics will include social engineering, web application testing, managing a security test, and tools of attack. Prerequisite: CYBS 7350 and CYBS 7357.

3 Credits 

Classroom/Online 

CYBS 7357. Network Security

Provides a comprehensive explanation of network security basics including how hackers access networks and the use of network security tools to provide countermeasures. Strategies for meeting the challenges from expanded network boundaries are developed through active hands-on exercises in networked lab environments. Prerequisites: CYBS 5F70 and CYBS 6350. 

3 Credits

Classroom/Online

CYBS 7359. Digital Forensics.

This course provides an in-depth analysis of the use of industry tools, technologies, and practices involved in gathering, protecting and analyzing digital evidence. The class uses industry tools to perform forensic analysis and examines how various operating systems store data on storage media such as hard disk drives and other digital media. Highlights how computers are used in crimes and how to focus on a digital investigation. Prerequisite: CYBS 6355, 7350 and 7357. 

3 Credits

Classroom/Online

CYBS 8396. Strategic Cybersecurity Practicum.

Taken in the last semester and designed to integrate all earlier coursework. Under the guidance of the professor, each student completes a practical exercise in a simulated cybersecurity management role. Approval is required to enroll. Open only to MS students in Cybersecurity. Prerequisites: CYBS 6350, CYBS 7350 and CYBS 7357.

3 Credits

Classroom/Online

News

Professors Awarded NEH Grant to Support Writing Programs

Chair and Assistant Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.

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You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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