SEC400 – Senior Project

Bachelor Degree – Cybersecurity Concentration

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About SEC400 – Senior Project

This course will culminate in the application of classroom knowledge and skills in security-based technologies to solve real-world problems and to develop research and project management skills. The student will work as part of a team to respond to a Request for Proposal from a medium size company in need of a cybersecurity solution encompassing one of the following: 1. Typical remote access security scenarios using detection and authentication/authorization technology, procedures, and process to prevent and identify intrusions. 2. Ransomware/Malware/RAT prevention and detection solutions and development of policies to help users identify correct security procedures during regular business activities to prevent malware infections. 3. Designing a security system to prevent and detect intrusion of an existing N-tier system by bad actors. The students will use the knowledge gained in each class session to complete the sections of their response to the Request for Proposal. The students will create a Final Report to be provided to the client along with creating an oral presentation that will be presented to the client.

Topics Covered In Course

SEC400 Topics

  • Research topics in cybersecurity related to the senior project subject
    • How to analyze the current security landscape and devise a plan of action with project management concepts
  • Assembling the Project Team
    • Putting together the Project. How to budget intangible and tangible expenses and making team members responsible
  • Develop a draft project proposal with an estimated timeline and due dates
    • How to design a realistic security project proposal and compensate for complications. Using project management software and techniques
  • Develop a final project proposal with a realistic timeline and due dates.
    • Knowing when to modify a security projects timeline and or budget. Controls and feedback indictors and where to put them
  • Lessons Learned and the Final Presentation
    • How to document and compile lessons learned to improve the next security project and form best practices


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Enrollment Deadline - July 24, 2023!

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