Cyber Security Concentration-Carnegie Mellon University Africa - Carnegie Mellon University

Cyber Security Concentration

The cyber security concentration strives to equip students to assume a leadership position in information security. Information security encompasses the measures to protect the information in network, storage, software, and web-based systems.  These systems are increasingly complex and require students to gain expertise in security technology, regulations, and operations. Students learn security fundamentals and apply these through labs and projects to real problems faced by security professionals today. Through advanced classes students may specialize on network security, risk management, cyber forensics, and other areas.  

What skills will the student accquire?

  • Apply strong problem solving and analytic skills to assess threats, vulnerabilities, and risks and plan and implement defensive measures
  • Understand the interdisciplinary aspects (technical, business, management, and policy) of cyber security
  • Equip themselves with both theoretical knowledge and practical cyber security skills
  • Understand security regulations and standards and can craft policies both technical and operational to ensure compliance
  • Gain skills to assume a leadership position in information security

What kind of jobs can students expect after graduation?

  • Information Security Analyst for a government agency (e.g. CSIRT).
  • Network Security Engineering for a Bank or larger retailer.
  • Security consultant
  • Forensic Analyst for a Cybercrimes law-enforcement unit

Recommended Courses

Course

Units

04-635

Introduction to Info Security

12

94-806

Privacy in Digital Age

6

95-753/A1

Internet Security

6

95-756

Information Security Risk Analysis

6

95-757

Information Security Risk Policy & Management

6