Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

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The Cybersecurity & Information Assurance concentration will prepare students to critically assess information storage systems such as the Cloud and local network and data access. Graduates with this concentration will seek careers in the field of system analysis, cloud security, database analysis, system redundancy, and other opportunities that focus on protecting, securing, and controlling access to all data storage and information systems.


Degree Available

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance


Major Requirements

The Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance major consists of 63 s.h. and is distributed as follows:

Required Core Courses

  • CSC 2010 Introduction to Computer Science (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 2020 Introduction to Programming (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 2200 Introduction to Computer Organization (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 4900 Senior Project (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 1050 College Algebra (3 s.h.) (or higher)
  • MAT 1100 Finite Mathematics (3 s.h.) (or higher)

Required Concentration Courses

  • CSC 3010 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3100 Data Structures and Algorithms (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3500 Computer Graphics (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3600 Introduction to Computer Security (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3650 Information Assurance & Network Security (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3680 Storage Area Network Security & Policies (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3700 Enterprise Risk Management (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3750 Data Storage & System Administration (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3800 Cloud Security & System Hardening (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3850 Database Disaster & Risk Management (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3900 Social Media & Cloud Security Access (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 4110 Computer Networks (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 4200 Database Management (3 s.h.)

Concentration Electives

  • Select two additional CSC courses at the 3000 level or above (6 s.h.)

Course Failure

If a student receives a grade of D or F in any of the major or minor courses listed above then that course must be repeated as soon as possible (usually the next time it is offered).


Contact the Computer Information Technology Program

Dr. Terry House

Terry C. House, PhD

Chair, Computer Science; Professor of Computer Science
(910) 630-7416
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Dr. Terry House
Terry C. House, PhD

Chair, Computer Science; Professor of Computer Science

B.S., Campbell University; M.S., Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Bio:

From 1983 to 2004, I served in the United States Army as a Special Forces Green Beret, with deployments in several countries to include Africa and Afghanistan. I have authored several peer-reviewed papers that are published in IEEE journals and conferences. My philosophy is: No task is too hard if you adopt an “I can do this” mentality.

A few of the classes I teach in the Computer Science department are Programming (gaming and App Development, Java, C++, C#, Visual Basic, Assembly Language), Architecture, App Development, Computer Literacy, Azure, AWS, Networking, Computer Security, Senior Project, Database, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, AWS, and other various courses.

I know from experience, that setting your standards high can be challenging but very rewarding as well. I expect every student to push themselves beyond their comfort zone and seek perfection in every assignment!

Undergraduate Teaching Areas:

Visual Basic Programming, Assembly Language, Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Unix Programming, Computer Architecture, Computer Security

Research Interests:

Computer Security, Software Engineering, Programming, GUI Development, Operating Systems, Database Management, Client-Server computing, Computer Graphics

Personal Interests:

Playing chess, camping, exercising, reading IT Literature

(910) 630-7416
Allison 106