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Student Learning Outcomes

UMFK Cybersecurity program graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and information technologies and use software development and security analysis tools to produce effective designs and solutions for specific cybersecurity problems within a variety of computing platforms and employing an approved secure systems development process model;
  • Identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly and professional literature relating to the fields of cybersecurity, information security, or information assurance, to help solve specific problems and to stay abreast of the rapidly changing security context;
  • Participate as an active and effective member of a project team engaged in achieving specific computer-based results or solutions;
  • Communicate, both orally and in writing, and negotiate with colleagues and other stakeholders including employees, managers, and executives. Negotiation and communication skills should also extend to all relevant external persons and organizations;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and sound judgment on ethical issues as they arise in information security and cyber defense and will adhere to accepted norms of professional responsibility;
  • Integrate knowledge from other disciplines, such as economics, management science, psychology and human factors, with their technical expertise to arrive at practical solutions that work successfully in real organizations; and
  • Use appropriate tools to prevent, detect, react, and recover from attacks.