Bachelor Of Science
In the BS in Cybersecurity students will learn the fundamentals of information security, security infrastructure design and implementation, computer forensics, risk assessment as well as the impact of security requirements on a business operation. Students learn to design, implement, integrate and manage various security infrastructure components through hands-on activities in our state-of the-art Information Assurance and Security Laboratory. The lab environment includes multi-vendor firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, intrusion detection and prevention systems, routers, switches, security scanners and event correlation systems. This degree program prepares students for the fast growing cybersecurity field and careers in various environments such as corporations, government agencies and consulting.
DePaul has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.
Coursework emphasizes hands-on learning with Cisco equipment. The CDM Information Assurance and Security Laboratory contains more than 80 routers, 50 switches, 40 firewalls, and a wide variety of servers and specialized network appliances, all of which are available to students in BS in Cybersecurity courses to practice and perfect their networking and security skills.
BS + CCNA Security
DePaul CDM is a Cisco Networking Academy (CNA). Our faculty can make use of Cisco online learning resources to supplement their course materials. Students who wish to earn their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) security have access to all Cisco review materials as a part of their coursework. However, unlike many CNA institutions, our courses provide a broad range of learning materials beyond what Cisco offers.
The Security Daemons is a very vibrant and active student club at CDM. The Daemons participate in many Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions during the year as well as the annual Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) where they have excelled by winning the state competition eight times and the Midwest competition once. They also finished second in the inaugural National Cyber League (NCL) season in spring 2012.