Master of Arts in Identity Management and Cyber Security (MAIDMCS) -- Curriculum 377 (Hybrid)/Curriculum 378 (Resident)

Identity Management and Cyber Security - Curriculum 377 (Hybrid - 18 months)

Identity Management and Cyber Security - Curriculum 378 (Resident - 12 months)

Program Manager

Cynthia Irvine, Ph.D.

Code CS/Ic, Glasgow East, Room 211

(831) 656-2461, DSN 756-2461

FAX (831) 656-3339

irvine@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Paul Clark

Code CS/Pc, Glasgow East, Room 215

(831) 656-2395, DSN 756-2395

FAX (831) 656-3339

pcclark@nps.edu

Direct inquiries to: MAIDMCSDegProg@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Master of Arts in Identity Management and Cyber Security (MAIDMCS) degree provides individuals whose organizations depend upon cyberspace a broad overview of cyber security technology and how to create a balance between risks and benefits based upon the physical and virtual assets requiring protection. The program focuses on cyber security as enabling technology for a broad range of enterprise initiatives and is intended for leaders in a wide range of government activities regardless of organizational specialization. The MAIDMCS program consists of 12 courses selected to provide breadth and depth in the latest security technologies.

Designed to accommodate busy individuals, the Master of Arts degree program is offered in a hybrid mode that requires participants to be in residence (at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California or possibly another location to be determined) two weeks each quarter (for a total of 12 weeks). Participants complete the balance of their coursework via network-based distance learning methods. The program can also be taken entirely at NPS and is of shorter duration in this mode. Participants complete an applications project for which a written report is required.

The degree provides participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the synergistic nature of many aspects of cyber security. These include the interrelationships between cyber defense, cyber operations, cyber attack, and cyber exploitation, as well as major security objectives for next generation cyber systems.
  • Develop strategies and plans for securing information assets on IT systems in the face of cyber attacks.
  • Understand the impact of acquisition and architectural decisions on the security of information and systems.
  • Appreciate the nature of cyber threats and how coherent and holistic choices can support requirements for sharing and productivity.
  • The MAIDMCS degree is fully accredited and taught by the NPS faculty.

Requirements for Entry

A baccalaureate degree, or the equivalent, resulting in an academic profile code (APC) of at least 344 is required. While previous academic or practical experience in computer science or a related field is not a prerequisite. Active/Active Duty Reserve U.S. military, DoD civilian, and US Government civilian personnel are eligible.

Entry Date

The MAIDMCS degree is designed to be either a 6-quarter (two courses per quarter) hybrid mode or a 4-quarter fully resident model. For further information, contact the Program Manager or Academic Associate for this curriculum.

Degree

Master of Arts in Identity Management and Cyber Security

The Master of Arts in Identity Management and Cyber Security degree is awarded after the satisfactory completion of a program that satisfies, as a minimum, the following degree requirements:

  1. At least 40 quarter-hours of graduate-level work, per NPS requirements.
  2. Completion of the specific sequence of courses satisfying the breadth and subject matter requirements of Identity Management and Cyber Security.
  3. Completion of an applications project.

Subspecialty

None currently assigned.

Typical Course of Study

(The typical 6 quarter (18-month) hybrid course of study is shown below.)

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3699Biometrics

3

0

IS3710Identity Management Operations

3

0

CS3621Applications Project and Research for Identity Management and Cyber Security Students

0

V

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3686Identity Management Infrastructure

3

0

IS3720Identity Management Policy

3

0

CS3621Applications Project and Research for Identity Management and Cyber Security Students

0

V

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3600Introduction to Computer Security

4

2

CS3505Introductory Computer Communications

3

2

CS3621Applications Project and Research for Identity Management and Cyber Security Students

0

V

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3670Secure Management of Systems

3

2

 

CS3610Information Ethics, Crime, and Law

4

0

-or-

DA3105Conflict and Cyberspace

4

1

 

CS3621Applications Project and Research for Identity Management and Cyber Security Students

0

V

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3636Data Fusion with Online Information Systems

3

0

CS3633Data Security

3

2

CS3621Applications Project and Research for Identity Management and Cyber Security Students

0

V

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3640Analysis of DoD Critical Infrastructure Protection

3

1

CS3645Cyber Threats and Mitigation

3

0

CS3621Applications Project and Research for Identity Management and Cyber Security Students

0

V

Typical Course of Study

(Accelerated 12-month Format Hypothetical Schedule.)

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3699Biometrics

3

0

IS3710Identity Management Operations

3

0

CS3505Introductory Computer Communications

3

2

CS3621Applications Project and Research for Identity Management and Cyber Security Students

0

V

ELECTElective

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3686Identity Management Infrastructure

3

0

IS3720Identity Management Policy

3

0

CS3621Applications Project and Research for Identity Management and Cyber Security Students

0

V

CS3600Introduction to Computer Security

4

2

ELECTElective

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3670Secure Management of Systems

3

2

 

CS3610Information Ethics, Crime, and Law

4

0

-or-

DA3105Conflict and Cyberspace

4

1

 

CS3621Applications Project and Research for Identity Management and Cyber Security Students

0

V

CS3633Data Security

3

2

ELECTElective

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3640Analysis of DoD Critical Infrastructure Protection

3

1

CS3636Data Fusion with Online Information Systems

3

0

CS3645Cyber Threats and Mitigation

3

0

CS3621Applications Project and Research for Identity Management and Cyber Security Students

0

V