Why Study Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is a growing concern in every industry that relies on information technology. Taught by experienced faculty, this program combines current business management tools with a cutting-edge cybersecurity curriculum.
With a Baylor MSIS degree and a Concentration of Cybersecurity, you would be qualified for jobs like Cybersecurity Consultant, Information Security Analyst, Project Manager, and Network Administrator.
What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is generally explained as the practice of protecting systems, networks and programs from cyber-attacks. There are three key components that must work together to create an effective defense against cyber-attacks:
- People – End users are the first line of defense against cyber-attack. How does an organization educate and empower employees to be secure with their technology?
- Processes – What are some frameworks to deal with both attempted and successful threats, how do you conduct a Risk Management Assessment to identify potential vulnerabilities.
- Technology – Tools and software used to protect endpoint devices like computers, routers, smart devices. Learn about firewalls, malware protection, antivirus software and more.
Explore the foundational aspects of cybersecurity and how they relate to organizations and businesses and learn how to effectively mitigate information risks. The program dives into the critical topics facing organizations today and will prepare you for a variety of careers in areas such as threat analysis, cyber defense, and network security.
Earn a Concentration of Cybersecurity
Graduate business students can earn a Graduate Concentration of Cybersecurity within their graduate business degree program by completing 2 required courses plus 2 elective courses.
- ISEC 5305 Seminar in Information Security Foundations
- ISEC 5320 Cyber Security Tech Factors
- MIS 5335 Information Systems Analysis & Design
- MIS 5340 Database Management Systems
- MIS 5355 Management of Information Systems
Choose 2 from the following:
- ISEC 5310 Cyber Security Human Factors
- ISEC 5330 Cyber Security Policy and Planning
- ISEC 5340 Cyber Warfare, Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Countermeasures