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Cybersecurity Education and Research

Computer Science Department

Dept. 3315, 1000 E. University ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Email: mike.borowczak@uwyo.edu

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Cybersecurity Certificate

Keep Us Safe in the 21st Century

from Infrastructure, to Self-Driving Cars, to Healthcare and everything in-between!

Cybersecurity is the practice of ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information within interconnected systems. Cybersecurity requires extending the typical design and trade-off space to include protection and resiliency to combat malicious actors. Thinking like an adversary becomes a core competency of students in the program, and enables certificate graduates to approach the design and (re)development of systems from a more strategic security-centric mindset. The Cybersecurity Certificate guides students through foundational computer science and statistics concepts necessary for analyzing threat potentials and attack surfaces, building on those with competencies in critical system infrastructure through databases and networks, and further specialized them through two cybersecurity intensive courses.

 

Course ID Title Hrs. Topic
COSC 2030 Computer Science II 4 Learn the basics of how computing systems store and process information.
COSC 4010 Cyber Security Topics Course 3 Get introduced to a rotating "hot-topic" in cybersecurity.
COSC 4760 Computer Networks 3 Learn the foundations to how our communication and information infrastructures are connected
COSC 4765 Computer Security 3 Dive into the world Computer Security - leave wanting more!
COSC 4820 Database Systems 3 Learn about the technologies and ideas that store/process our modern day information - from traditional databases to blockchain
STAT 2010, 2050, 2070, or 4220 4 Finding attackers is like finding a needle in a haystack - learn the basic methods for identifying and defining patterns of behavior

Note: COSC 4760 can also be replaced by the ECE version ECE 4870 or a second COSC 4010: Cyber Security Topics Course

Job Outlook

There are over half a million job openings in Cybersecurity throughout the US - many of which can be done remotely. Jobs exist throughout at the experience spectrum - with current needs/job openings at all levels. According to cyberseek.org the average salary for  Cybersecurity jobs ranges from 85K-115K+ / year.

Non-Traditional Students

Learners working towards the completion of the cybersecurity certificate pathway independently of another major at UWYO are be eligible for CEDAR sponsored scholarships that supplement their coursework by sponsoring/paying for industry-recognized certifications (e.g. Certified Ethical Hacker, GIAC, CISM).

Contact Us

Cybersecurity Education and Research

Computer Science Department

Dept. 3315, 1000 E. University ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Email: mike.borowczak@uwyo.edu

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