Computing and Cyber Security Department, Texas A&M University – San Antonio.
The mission of the Department of Computing and Cyber Security is to support the development of comprehensive computer science, cyber security and information systems education and research programs. These programs prepare students for careers in cyber security, computing, and information systems. The courses include experiential learning components which allow the students to gain practical hands-on knowledge, skills and experience in the current tools of cyber security and computing.
The university is designated as a NSA Center for Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CDE). The certificate requirements are built into the curriculum of several degree programs – with the result that graduates of those programs are skilled and trained in current industry requirements of cyber security. The department offers a BS in cyber security, a BBA and BAAS degrees with concentrations in cyber security and an MS in Computer Science with a track in cyber security. Most courses are offered online to allow industry and military students to take courses at their own pace. The department also offers certificates in Data Analytics and Mobile Computing.
The programs and certificates prepares students for careers such as: Information Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Cyber security Architect, Cyber security Software Developer/Engineer, Risk Assessment Analyst, Cyber Forensics Analyst. Topics of study include the cyber security of networks, storage, software, hardware, firmware, cloud, IoT, embedded systems, mobile systems, cyber physical systems, and others.