C-SC Launches Cyber-Security Program

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On July 16, 2018, Culver-Stockton College announced the launch of the new Cyber-Security program. The Cyber-Security Certificate is targeted toward managers and owners of businesses and aims to give them confidence in preventing and managing breaches within an organization.

While not overly technical, the program is instead geared toward management issues and concerns related to cyber-security. The main focus of the course of study is strategic in nature so that management has the confidence to understand, hire and oversee technical personnel to achieve organizational computing security objectives and ensure compliance. This series of courses is recommended as a companion to an MBA program which would allow managers to gain a computer and data security perspective. The investment in this certificate can help organizations save money in the long run in case of security breaches.

Cyber-Security courses will be taught by Dr. Joseph Liesen. Dr. Liesen has 32 years of experience in IT Security with multiple cyber-security certifications including: Sans Certified Penetration Tester - (GPEN), Sans Certified General Security – (GSEC), Sans Certified Critical Controls – (GCCC) and Certifies Information Systems Professional – (CISSP).

“I have taken many security classes over the years and I believe this line-up of classes best represents what a manager needs to know to effectively oversee and implement a security program in their organization,” said Dr. Joseph Liesen, Executive Director Institutional Technology.

The Cyber-Security Certificate program is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally-accredited institution. Some of the other requirements include understanding an organization, general understanding of computers and work experience in an organization. For full details, contact Sierra Otte, Admission Counselor for Online and Graduate Programs at 573-288-6462 or sotte@culver.edu

The courses and their terms are listed below with the introduction class beginning in August of 2018. 

MIS 310 - Introduction to Cyber-Security - Fall T1
MIS 325 - Securing the Organization with the Essential Security Controls - Fall T2
MIS 420 - Intrusion Detection/Ethical Hacking/Penetration Testing – Spring T3
MIS 340 - Cyber-Security Awareness - Securing the Human - Spring T4
MIS 415 - Digital Forensics - Summer T5