ITM6110EN - Issues and Methods in Faith-based and NGO Cybersecurity

Course description

What are specific concerns and issues with cybersecurity and faith-based organizations and NGOs? Students will develop and evaluate advanced concepts in cybersecurity and information assurance. Areas of focus include security policies, models, integrity, and availability of information. Students will evaluate case studies and complete projects designed to prevent, detect and recover from the loss of information, cryptography, vulnerability scanning, and web services for preserving information security.

How this course benefits students

How can leaders ensure that their technology systems and data are secure? This course will be a Masters level evaluation of cybersecurity as it relates to management of faith-based organizations for the student. Students will develop plans and models, as well as, evaluate and synthesize plans and models.

Why this course is important

Cybersecurity threats are evolving and gaining strength daily. Students will work directly with a faith based organization or through a case study to develop and evaluate cybersecurity programs.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Information Technology Management
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course focuses on implementation of cybersecurity in faith based organizations. Throughout the course we will evaluate principles from scripture that address ethical practices and biblical responses.

Missionally driven

Students will work with an actual organization or through a case study to implement a holistic cybersecurity program. Missional leaders will find this course beneficial because it provides hands on experiences with implementation of cybersecurity programs.

Contextually informed

Cybersecurity is important in todays society both personally and in professional settings. Students develop and implement an entire cybersecurity program for a faith based organization or NGO.

Interculturally focused

Cybersecurity threats are numerous and change daily. These threats come from various cultures and people from across the globe. Students will discuss and examine various situations and case studies involving Cultural norms. Acceptable responses will also be examined.

Practically minded

Students can utilize their practical skills by evaluating various cybersecurity programs for faith-based organizations and NGSs.

Experientially transformed

Hands on creation of cybersecurity programs, as well as, exploring case studies will equip students with the skills needed to enhance God's will through the application of cybersecurity standards and strategies.