Houston Christian University Catalog
Cyber Engineering ( CYEN ) Course Descriptions
CYEN 3331 Computer Network SecurityPrerequisite(s): COSC 3342
Overview of computer network security, broad coverage of cyber security concepts, computer network defense, computer network attack, and wireless security.
CYEN 4331 Digital Forensics and Cyber CrimePrerequisite(s): CYEN 3331
An overview of forensics including methods to uncover and exploit digital evidence; cyber crime, forensics analysis techniques.
CYEN 4332 Wireless and Mobile SecurityPrerequisite(s): CYEN 3331
Overview of wireless and mobile security providing students with practical and theoretical experiences. Topics include threat analysis, security infrastructure, security services, wireless network security components.
CYEN 4333 Reverse EngineeringPrerequisite(s): CYEN 3331
Overview of reverse engineering techniques, modern tools for reverse engineering of machine code. Topics include gathering information, PE32 format, obfuscation techniques, memory dumping, and automating processes.
CYEN 4334 Cybersecurity PrinciplesPrerequisite(s): CYEN 3331
Overview of cybersecurity; provides students with practical cyber security experience based on theoretical foundations and national standards and principles of cybersecurity. Topics include: computer network defense, computer network attack, wireless security.
CYEN 4335 Applied CryptographyPrerequisite(s): CYEN 3331
An introduction to the basic theory and practice of cryptographic techniques used in computer security. Topics include probability and statistics, encryption, key management, hashing, and network security protocols
CYEN 4337 Security OperationsPrerequisite(s): CYEN 3331
Overview of security assessment, network operations, and security protocols.
CYEN 4352 Distributed and Cloud ComputingPrerequisite(s): COSC 4351
Overview of distributed computing. Theoretical and applicable aspects of distributed systems and cloud computing. Modeling aspects including architecture, performance, reliability, availability, service models, security characteristics.
CYEN 4371 Access Control Logic and Covert ChannelsPrerequisite(s): CYEN 2351 and MATH 3311
An overview of access control logic and covert channels. Topics include access control concepts and logic, covert channel detection, future security predictions, steganography, steganalysis, data hiding.
CYEN 4373 Industrial SecurityPrerequisite(s): CYEN 3331 or ELEN 2341
Principles and concepts of industrial security infrastructure. Topics include PLC programming, SCADA systems, firewalls, segregation of corporate and industrial networks.
CYEN 4381 Data AnalyticsPrerequisite(s): COSC 2355
Introduction to data analytics; key tools and concepts from the functional, technical, and implementation perspective of using data analytics to solve real world challenges.
CYEN 4391 BlockchainPrerequisite(s): CYEN 3331
the course covers all aspects of cryptocurrencies, including distributed consensus, blockchains, smart contracts and applications; focusing on Bitcoin and Ethereum as case studies. Prior background in Python within a Unix environment is recommended, but no previous Bitcoin knowledge is necessary.