This course introduces students to the many facets of cybersecurity and information assurance. Students will learn the fundamentals of malware, cryptography, intrusion detection, risk management and network security. Ethical issues related to cybersecurity will be covered in depth.
With cybersecurity threats growing, students will gain an understanding of this critical field, the career pathways (expected to grow to 6 million globally in the next 3 years) and the ethical issues to better serve and provide ministry in this field.
It is necessary for students to learn the many opportunities for ministry and careers in the growing field of cybersecurity.
With cybersecurity careers growing substantially, there is a need for biblically-educated professionals to enter this in-demand field.
With unethical use of information, data breaches and growing security threats, the mission field is great but the workers are few. There is opportunity for service learning, community awareness, assistance to churches and ministry growth in this emerging area.
Cybersecurity must take into consideration the actual needs that will be served in order to provide missional outreach in the context.
Global cybersecurity opportunities exist and by nature, this field is diverse. Ethics can change among differing cultures.
This course will provide a hands-on approach to learning, with practical research, cases and projects.
Students will research the latest cyber threats and the legal aspects of information assurance.