|General Education Requirements (24-27 credits)|
|Mathematics||MAT 105||Applied Mathematics or higher||3-4|
|Communication||ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|COM 101 or||Oral Communication||3|
|COM 106 or||Public Speaking|
|COM 110||Interpersonal Communication|
|ENG 102 or||English Composition II||3|
|ENG 115 or||Technical Writing|
|ENG 125||Business Writing|
|Social Science||HIS 101 or||US History to 1877||3|
|HIS 102 or||US History Since 1877|
|HIS 115 or||US History Since 1945|
|HIS 270 or||History of Missouri|
|POL 101 or||American Government|
|POL 102||State & Local Government|
|Natural Science||Any BIO or||Any BIOLOGY Course||3-5|
|Any CHM or||Any CHEMISTRY Course|
|Any PHY||Any PHYSICAL SCIENCE Course|
|Humanities||CPT 105||Ethics in Technology||3|
|Elective||CPT 103||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|Core Course Requirements (45 credits)|
|IT 110||Microsoft Technologies I||3|
|IT 210||Microsoft Technologies II||3|
|IT 130||Introduction to Linux||3|
|IT 230||Linux Administration||3|
|IT 151||CCNA1 (Introduction to Networks)||4|
|IT 152||CCNA2 (Switching, Routing, Wireless Essentials)||4|
|IT 140||Programming for System Administrators||3|
|IT 172||Digital Forensics||3|
|IT 171||Ethical Hacking||3|
|IT 173||Topics in Cyber Security I||3|
|IT 270||Network Security||4|
|IT 271||Penetration Testing||3|
|IT 273||Topics in Cyber Security II||3|
|Total Required Hours: 69-72 credits|
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Cyber Security A.A.S.
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Cyber Security A.A.S.
Department: Information Technology
Total Credit Hours: 69 - 72 credits
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What Is Cyber Security?
Cyber security professionals control access to information and prevent unauthorized tampering or disclosure of information.
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases. Duties typically include:
- Monitor their organization’s networks for security breaches and investigate a violation when one occurs
- Install and use software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information
- Prepare reports that document security breaches and the extent of the damage caused by the breaches
- Conduct penetration testing, which is when analysts simulate attacks to look for vulnerabilities in their systems before they can be exploited
- Research the latest information technology (IT) security trends
- Develop security standards and best practices for their organization
- Recommend security enhancements to management or senior IT staff
- Help computer users when they need to install or learn about new security products and procedures
- IT security analysts are heavily involved with creating their organization’s disaster recovery plan, a procedure that IT employees follow in case of emergency. These plans allow for the continued operation of an organization’s IT department. The recovery plan includes preventive measures such as regularly copying and transferring data to an offsite location. It also involves plans to restore proper IT functioning after a disaster. Analysts continually test the steps in their recovery plans
- Information security analysts must stay up to date on IT security and on the latest methods attackers are using to infiltrate computer systems. Analysts need to research new security technology to decide what will most effectively protect their organization.
The median annual wage for information security analysts is $95,510.
Cyber Security Careers
SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: network security administrator, network security engineer, information systems security manager, systems security administrator, data security analyst, penetration tester, and chief security officer.
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