CSF 590 - Cyber Security Internship

Course Description

This online course provides each student with a professional experience working on an internship, applying technical and professional cyber security skills. 4 credits.

Prerequisite

CSF 430 - Introduction to Information Assurance

Course Format

All material will be available on the Sakai website. The material for each week will be released on the site in a clear and consistent manner so that students can anticipate when and where to find information and content. This course is composed of an internship that includes a project proposal, progress reports, and weekly discussions. Each assignment week begins on a Sunday and ends on the following Sunday. The course is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

Possible Projects:

As part of the internship process, students will develop an internship proposal with a set of objectives and a statement of work acceptable to the student, the industrial sponsor, and the university faculty advisor. Students may seek to obtain or foster cyber security internships with any organization, including their current employer. Example projects include:

  • Working with the IT department to establish cyber security and information assurance policies for employees
  • Working with the IT department to perform security audits of devices and systems in the company
  • Working with the IT department to respond to incidents of cyber attack
  • Working with the IT department to set up firewalls and monitor firewall logs
  • Working with the IT company to procure equipment
  • Working with software development in the organization to instill secure coding practices
  • Working with those in the organization that do forensic investigations of employees
  • Working with the legal department to support litigation regarding digital evidence
  • Working with the IT department to install Intrusion Detection Systems and monitor them
  • Working with the security team at the organization to instill physical security and monitoring for IT assets
  • Working with IT departments to budget IT support and do business analysis
  • Working with IT departments to identify malware on company equipment and mitigate it

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