Located in the nation’s capital, GW strives to promote a diverse educational atmosphere and develop uniquely forward-thinking programs by recruiting top faculty and tapping into the expertise of industry and government contacts. The cybersecurity analytics, cybersecurity policy and cloud computing management programs are aligned with the University’s mission to equip professionals with a deeper understanding of the discipline, lead with purpose, be innovative and apply critical thinking using novel approaches as career-oriented, lifetime learners.
The online master’s in cybersecurity analytics program offers practical experience using cybersecurity and analytics tools to identify and mitigate damage from an array of cyberthreats. The curriculum comprehensively covers traditional methods for intrusion detection and assessing information security risks, while also canvassing new approaches such as semantic analysis of open-source intelligence (e.g., social media).
Some of the key areas covered in the curriculum include cyber forensics, network defense, cloud computing security, auditing and intrusion detection, applied cyber data analytics, hardware and software security and security data visualization.
The online master's in cybersecurity policy and compliance program prepares graduates to lead cyber practices that anticipate dangers and proactively manage risks. With a unique blend of engineering and computer science courses, the multidisciplinary curriculum equips students with the foundational technical skills they need to understand cybersecurity best practices and create long-term cybersecurity strategies, obtain operational solutions, and take command of organizational reporting as it relates to regulatory agencies.