CS Cyber Security Track (CS-CYS)

Due to recent developments in the area of information technology and the fast evolution of technology, most of the organizations either local or international are now placing their valuable data on computer systems that are exposed to public. Without proper protection, this data can be easily accessed, compromised or even damaged. Cybersecurity is becoming a major concern for public and private organizations.

The College of Computer and Information Sciences at Prince Sultan University has approved a cyber security track. This track will provide students with the abilities and skills to deal with emerging technologies and approaches in the area of Cybersecurity. Students in any of the three undergraduate programs offered: Computer Science, Information Systems and/or Software Engineering are eligible to opt for this track. Students that have completed the junior year in the above programs would have to take the five courses defined in the track, substituting the elective courses in their existing plans in order to complete the cyber security track requirements.

TRACK OBJECTIVES | LEARNING OUTCOMES

In addition to the six CS program 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

  • Cybersecurity Consultant.
  • Network Security Specialist.
  • Information Assurance Specialist.
  • Computer Security System Analyst.
  • Web Security Engineer.
  • Information Security Officer.
  • Information Security Operations Manager.
  • Cybersecurity Administrator.
  • IT Security Manager.

Track Requirements

Students taking the Cyber Security track are required to complete the following five courses. CYS401 is a required course, the rest of the four courses replace CS-Electives in the study plan.

  • 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

Computer Science Cyber Security (CS-CYS) Track STUDY PLAN

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CS 101 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I 4
SCI 101 INTRO TO PHYSICAL SCIENCES 3
MATH 111 CALCULUS I 3
ENG 101 INTENSIVE ENGLISH WRITING 3
ISC 101 ISLAMIC ETHICS 2
ARAB 101 ARABIC WRITING I 2
PE XXX PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1
TOTAL 18

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CS 102 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING II 3
CS 175 COMPUTER ORG & DIGITAL LOGIC 3
MATH 113 CALCULUS II 3
STAT 101 INTRO TO STAT & PROBABILITY 3
ENG 103 RESEARCH WRITING TECHNIQUES 3
ISC 103 ISLAMIC ECONOMIC SYSTEM 2
TOTAL 17

YEAR 2

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CS 210 DATA STRUCT AND ALGORITHMS 3
CS 285 DISCRETE MATH FOR COMPUTING 3
MATH 221/3 LINEAR ALGEBRA | NUMER ANALYSIS 3
PHY 105 PHYSICS I 4
COM 201 COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS 3
ISC 105 HOLY QURAN SCIENCES 2
TOTAL 18

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
SE 201 INTRO TO SOFTWARE ENGG 3
CS 320 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES 3
CS 330 INTRO. TO OPERATING SYSTEMS 3
PHY 205 PHYSICS II 4
PSY 101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
PE XXX PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1
TOTAL 17

YEAR 3

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CS 311 DESIGN & ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS 3
CS 331 DATA COMM & COMP NETWORKS 3
CS 340 INTRO TO DATABASE SYSTEMS 3
CYS 401 FUNDAMENTAL OF CYBER SECURITY 3
XXX XXX FREE ELECTIVE-I 3
ARAB 103 ARABIC WRITING II 2
ISC 203 NEW FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS 2
TOTAL 19

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CS XXX CS ELECTIVE I 3
SE 371 WEB ENGINEERING 3
CYS 402 SECURE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 3
CYS 403 SECURITY RISK MGMT, GOV & CONT 3
ETHC 303 ETHICAL AND SOCIAL ASP OF COMP 3
BUS XXX BUSINESS COURSE-I 3
TOTAL 18

YEAR 4

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CYS 404 CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS SECURITY 3
CYS 405 PEN TESTING & ETHICAL HACKING 3
CS XXX CS ELECTIVES-II 3
BUS xxx BUSINESS COURSE-II 3
XXX XXX FREE ELECTIVE-II 3
ARAB 203 ARABIC WRITING III 2
TOTAL 17

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CS 492 CO-OP IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CONTINUATION FOR NEXT SUMMER) 10
TOTAL 10