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Cybersecurity Program Objectives and Outcomes

Cybersecurity Program Objectives and Outcomes

The program educational objectives (PEOs) of the Cybersecurity degree at Southeast are broad statements that describe professional accomplishments that the Department of Computer Science is preparing their graduates to achieve during their career.

Specifically, the PEOs of the Cybersecurity program are defined as preparing students to become:

  1. Recognized by their peers and superiors for their applied skills, problem solving capabilities and professional skills in the field of Cybersecurity.
  2. Professionals as effective communicators in oral and written communication.
  3. Practitioners who incorporate ethical, legal and social implications to outcomes of their profession.
  4. Professionals actively engaged in activities which allow for the continuous development of their computing and cybersecurity skills.

The student outcomes (SOs) of the Cybersecurity degree at Southeast are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. In other words, these relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the degree program.

Specifically, the student outcomes (SOs) of the Cybersecurity program are that upon graduation students will be able to:

  1. An ability to analyze a problem, and to identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  2. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the discipline.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences about technical information.
  4. An ability to make informed judgements in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. An ability to function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk and produce deliverables.
  6. An ability to apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system.
  7. An ability to analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats.


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