BS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS ( CYBER SECURITY TRACK) A Track of the IS Program (IS-CYS)

INTRODUCTION

Enlightened by the importance of cybersecurity domain and the high demand for professionals equipped with security expertise now and in the future, the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Prince Sultan University has launched the Cybersecurity track. The track provides the students with a solid understanding of security technology and organizational management principles and practices, preparing them to make knowledgeable and responsible decisions. The students are prepared for a career that involves design and application of secure and resilient computer hardware and software systems. The track equips the students with necessary technologies and techniques to detect and eliminate vulnerabilities and the safe operation of the Internet of Things, cloud computing, healthcare, computer networks, and wireless communications. The Cybersecurity track is designed to prepare graduates to take relevant certification exams, specifically Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Students in any of the three undergraduate programs offered at CCIS: Computer Science, Information Systems and Software Engineering are eligible to opt for this track.

TRACK OBJECTIVES|LEARNING OUTCOMES

In addition to the IS six learning Outcomes, the Cyber Security track enables students after graduation to apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Ethical Hackers
  • Computer Forensics Analysts
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Penetration Tester
  • IT Security Consultant
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Surveillance system specialist
  • Network designers and analysts
  • Advanced study
  • research and teaching
  • Surveillance system specialist

Track Requirements

Students taking the Cyber Security track are required to complete the following five courses

  • CYS 401 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
  • CYS 402 Secure Software Development
  • CYS 403 Security Risk Management Governance & Control
  • CYS 404 Cyber-Physical Systems Security
  • CYS 405 Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

IS-CYS TRACK STUDY PLAN

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CS101 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I 4
SCI 101 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL SCIENCES 3
ENG 101 INTENSIVE ENGLISH WRITING 3
MATH 111 CALCULUS 1 3
ARAB 101 ARABIC WRITING I 2
ISC101 ISLAMIC ETHICS 2
PE xxx PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1
SUBTOTAL 18

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CS 102 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING II 3
CS 175 COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND DIGITAL LOGIC 3
STAT 101 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY 3
BUS 101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 3
ENG 103 RESEARCH WRITING TECHNIQUES 3
ISC 103 ISLAMIC ECONOMIC SYSTEM 2
SUBTOTAL 17

YEAR 2

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 201 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 4
CS 210 DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS 3
CS 285 DISCRETE MATH FOR COMPUTING 3
ACC 101 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
COM 201 COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3
ARAB 103 ARABIC WRITING II 2
SUBTOTAL 17

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 205 BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT 3
IS 231 SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3
IS 241 DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND APPLICATIONS 3
MKT 301 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
PSY 101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
ISC 105 HOLY QURAN SCIENCES 2
PE xxx PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1
SUBTOTAL 18

YEAR 3

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 251 ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE 3
CS 330 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS 3
CS 331 DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS 3
CYS 401 FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY 3
FIN 301 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE 3
COM 301 PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS 2
ISC 203 NEW FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS 2
SUBTOTAL 19

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 311 WEB DEVELOPMENT 3
IS 361 IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3
IS 371 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 3
CYS 402 SECURE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 3
CYS 403 SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT, GOVERNANCE AND CONTROL 3
ETHC303 ETHICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTING 3
SUBTOTAL 18

YEAR 4

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 478 INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY 3
CYS 404 CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEMS SECURITY 3
CYS 405 PENETRATION TESTING AND ETHICAL HACKING 3
xxx xxx Free Elective 3
BUS/ECON BUS 201 OR ECON 101 3
ARAB 203 ARABIC WRITING III 2
SUBTOTAL 17

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 492 CO-OP IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS 10
SUBTOTAL 10