CSC 472 - Cybersecurity Projects

Catalog Description:
Application of cybersecurity principles and basic computer science to solve a cybersecurity problem. Project with comprehensive written and oral project report is required. Enrollment is open to CSC majors only.
Contact Hours: Prerequisites: CSC 471 and Senior Status
Co-requisites: None
Restrictions: None
Coordinator: Dr. Sarah Heckman
Textbook: None

Course Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to…

  1. Participate in professional practices related to cybersecurity, specifically:
    • Negotiate, clarify, and document security requirements.
    • Design a secure system.
    • Identify vulnerabilities using threat modeling.
    • Apply secure practices and principles to solve a cybersecurity problem.
    • Apply verification and validation techniques to demonstrate a secure solution.
    • Plan and monitor the progress of a project to ensure on time delivery of a high-quality solution.
  2. Communicate effectively about cybersecurity-related topics, specifically:
    • Deliver an audience-sensitive oral technical presentation.
    • Write an audience-sensitive technical document.
  3. Contribute to secure system development on a team to achieve technical and professional goals.


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