Cyber Security and Computer Forensics (CFS)
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The 2-yearAssociate of Applied Science, Information Technology - Cyber Security
and Computer Forensics program is Belmont College's newest Information
Technology degree designed to propel you into an entry-level position in network
security. A Cyber Security degree will prepare you to:
- Have an understanding of basic security technologies including a basic computer
- Understand security information fundamentals
- Master online security
Throughout this high-powered program, you will gain a wide range of knowledge and
experience, networking skills, and cross-training. As part of the 2-year Computer
Forensics degree you will engage in cutting-edge learning and:
- Be able to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software,
and troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
- Be able to use basic installation procedures, utilize back-up procedures, and provide
remote access for users.
- Have a working knowledge of computer organization, communication and network security
- Be able to perform network address translation and packet filtering and install
proxy servers, firewalls and virtual private networks for network defense and countermeasures.
- Have a basic understanding of cyber law and ethics by utilizing record keeping techniques
and utilizing law nexus and record keeping regulatory models with knowledge of legal
and ethical responsibilities.
- Be able to apply basic principles to plan, implement, and audit a system's security.
- Be able to assess risk, build security policy, identify security resources, and
determine threats to its assets and devices.
- Be able to determine wireless vulnerabilities and have a basic knowledge of encryption,
intrusion detection, and security assurance.
The emphasis on information and online security, now an integral part of any business
or organization, is in direct response to the surge of online and network computer
access by multiple users. Once you graduate from this progressive program, you will
be valuable in the marketplace and qualified for a career in:
- Information assurance
- Computer Networking
- Homeland Security
Your knowledge and skills will also be welcome in settings such as hospitals, banking,
manufacturing, and industry, where protection and security of information are vital
to integrity and confidentiality.
Students will be prepared to sit for the Computing Technology Industry Association
(Comp TIA) certifications in: A+, Security+, and Network+. In addition, graduates
may be required to have a criminal background check for employment.
- Demonstrate the knowledge of cyber law and ethics.
- Demonstrate the ability to secure operating systems, wired and wireless networks, and web transactions.
- Demonstrate the knowledge of being able to collect evidence for forensics and investigations.