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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

NETWORK SECURITY DEGREE

ATTACK AND DEFEND DIGITAL DATA NETWORKS TO
DETECT AND PREVENT THEFT OR CORRUPTION



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Russ Rogers has been an Arabic linguist with the U.S. Air Force, co-founder and former CEO of Security Horizon, author or editor of 11 books on information security, and a senior organizer of the DEFCON hacker conference. For the last several years, he has been the Professor of Network Security for UAT. Russ speaks at security conferences around the world, including in Tokyo, Singapore, Amsterdam, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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FACULTY HIGHLIGHT

SHELLEY KEATING
Professor teaching both on campus and online specializing in Information Security and Assurance...
AL KELLY
Professor teaching both on campus and online who has been involved in the information security and...

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

As technology continues its speed-of-light evolution, becoming ever more pervasive in commerce and culture, the theft and corruption of information expands as well. This leading edge program is designed around the contemporary skills and advanced industry-standard tools associated with security for information network technology initiatives. UAT has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education by the US National Security Agency. Recognized by industry and government alike, UAT's B.S. in Network Security (NTS) – over a decade in development -- is one of the most prestigious programs in the country.
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Degree Objectives

  • Students develop a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of creating, maintaining and defending secure networks. Students will learn to design networks using diagrams and documentation to provide communication within an organization, as well as to the outside world, via the Internet.
  • Learn about industry standards and regulations that have already been defined, as well as those that are still evolving. Students learn to develop the documentation that provides the foundation for network security programs.
  • Network security, as a topic area, includes a large number of tasks that can be automated through the use of custom-made programs and scripts. UAT NTS students learn how to create these programs and scripts to automate their own security processes.
  • Students learn about a variety of software types used in network security to test for flaws on devices such as computers and servers. Students practice using software that helps detect vulnerabilities, identify all the possible ways a particular computer can communicate on a network, how each computer is configured, and whether it's secure or not.
  • UAT's NTS students don't just learn to analyze the security of an organization, but also how to communicate to an organization how to fix the issues that have been found. This includes both written and verbal communication.
  • Students are taught to use critical thinking skills to research current security trends and look for areas that might have been overlooked and pose a danger to computer networks. The goal is to help locate security problems before the bad guys do, and protect against them.


Program Credits: 120
Major Credits: 36
Semesters to completion: 8
Requirements to graduate include a 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and
a Student Innovation Project.
For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT FAST FACTS page.


future careers

POSITIONS OUR GRADUATES HAVE TAKEN

  • Cyber Security Lab Administrator – Department of Defense
  • Security Support Specialist – Alert Logic Inc
  • Systems Administrator – Boeing Inc
  • Network Security Administrator – National Security Agency
  • Enterprise Information Security Architect - Motorola

COMPANIES HIRING OUR STUDENT INTERNS

  • National Security Agency
  • Effortless 24/7
  • Boeing, Inc.
  • Fabiano Communications


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