Fight on the
of Cyber Attacks

Fight on the [/br]Frontline [/br]of Cyber Attacks


If you are seeking a promotion or aspiring to move into a more relevant, in-demand area of the cybersecurity field, the Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is for you. Organizations in law enforcement, secret service, military and many businesses around the country are desperate for highly-trained cybersecurity specialists to protect sensitive data from cyber attacks.

  • 310,000+ open cybersecurity jobs in the U.S., according to CyberSeek
  • Cybersecurity Ventures projects a global shortage of 3.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2021
  • $116,000 is the average industry salary according to a survey by Semper Secure (CNBC)
  • No coding experience? Start with SBU's Online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity


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CYB 501: Foundations of Cybersecurity, Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing

The goal of the course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity and an in-depth understanding of penetration testing and ethical hacking. This course will include intelligence gathering, assessment of software vulnerabilities and weaknesses, cross-platform penetration testing, learning ethical hacking requirements, and data protection.

CYB 503 Enterprise Security

This course will expand on previous cybersecurity courses and introduce business and enterprise topics. This will be done through analysis of real-world business examples of cyberattacks and the needs businesses have in the areas of cybersecurity. This course will emphasize real-world developmental practices and aim to improve students’ ability to work in a professional cybersecurity environment.

CYB 504: Cybersecurity Forensics

This course will give an in-depth look into the world of cyber-crime and digital evidence. Throughout this course, students will use industry tools to perform forensic analysis of crimes to learn about how to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism and cyber-predators. This course aims to both inform students about the types of crimes that exist and teach them ways to catch those responsible.

CYB 509: Machine Learning with Applications in Cybersecurity

This course will enhance students’ knowledge of the fundamentals of machine learning and how these technologies can be applied to cybersecurity. Different types of machine learning will be explored in the realms of cyber-crime and cyber-crime prevention.

CYB 508 Data Mining for Cybersecurity

This course will help students understand the importance of data mining in the cybersecurity field and how to apply various data mining techniques. Students will learn about the fundamentals of data mining in general, growing their skills until they are able to later integrate data mining into cybersecurity applications and topics.

CYB 510: Risk Management and System Hardening & Protection

This course will teach students skills required to perform cyber risk management for organizations as well as how to prevent systems from being breached to begin with. There are risks that accompany all systems, and this course will give students the tools to identify possible risks and show them how to manage breaches once they occur.