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    Augusta University
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Augusta University Catalog

Cyber Institute


Augusta University Cyber Institute

The Augusta University Cyber Institute aims to become a national leader in cybersecurity education by creating unique academic programs with three core strengths: CyberOps, Health Security, and Data Science. The mission of the Cyber Institute is to enable, support, and champion meaningful innovative inter-disciplinary models of research and education for cyber security with focus on building collaborative partnerships that impact K-12 education, academic, healthcare, government, and business communities.

As of April 2016, Augusta University was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.  Students in any undergraduate academic program can earn a Cyber Defender Certificate or an Advanced Cyber Defender Certificate.  Post-Baccalaureate students can also earn the certificates as a stand-alone program of study.

In addition, a three-course Healthcare Information Security certificate is available at the graduate level.  This certificate is geared towards health care workers with a Bachelor’s degree and MBA, Information Security Management, MPA, and Health Informatics graduate students who want to differentiate themselves with a health security focus.  The program is designed as an initial credentialing step to prepare individuals for the rigors of providing privacy, integrity, and availability across today’s modern health care enterprise.

Students who successfully complete certificate requirements will have the certificate notated on their transcript and receive a separate certificate diploma.  For additional information, visit cyber.augusta.edu.  You can also email cyber@augusta.edu with any questions.

The James M. Hull College of Business, in conjunction with the Cyber Institute, offers a Masters of Science in Information Security Management.  See the Hull College of Business website for additional information about the Masters program.

Faculty/Staff and Contact Information

The Augusta University Cyber Institute is located on the Summerville Campus in University Hall, Room 127.  The main phone number is 706-729-2370.  Students can ask questions about cyber academic requirements and curriculum by contacting Markus Bacha, Academic Program Coordinator, at cyber@augusta.edu.  Faculty can ask questions about cyber faculty development/grant opportunities by contacting Walidah Walker, Program Development Coordinator, at wawalker@augusta.edu.

Faculty: 

Director: Ms. Joanne Sexton (Email: jsexton1@augusta.edu)

Associate Professor: Dr. Michael Nowatkowski (Email: mnowatkowski@augusta.edu)

Assistant Professor & Information Security Management Program Director: Dr. Mark Harris (Email: marharris1@augusta.edu)

Assistant Professor: Dr. Jay Heslen (Email: jheslen@augusta.edu)

Assistant Professor: Dr. John Krautheim (Email: fkrautheim@augusta.edu)

Assistant Professor: Mr. Ron Martin (Email: rmarti16@augusta.edu)

Instructor: Mr. Lorenza Mosley (Email: lomosley@augusta.edu)

Cyber Defender and Advanced Cyber Defender Certificates

Contact:

Cyber Institute, University Hall 127

Phone #: 706-729-2372

Email: cyber@augusta.edu

Certificate programs provide interested students a credential for successfully completing a particular set of courses in conjunction with any major. They may be earned in addition to a degree or as a standalone program of study for students who have already earned a Baccalaureate degree. Certificates are intended to encourage and document focused study of a particular area of interest. Completed cyber certificates appear as part of a student’s transcript to provide a documented credential of this study. Certificates should not be confused with professional certifications awarded by bodies outside the university though certificates can be a good stepping stone to obtaining professional certifications.

Cyber Defender Certificate

The Cyber Defender certificate can be completed in one year on a full-time basis.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses.

Required Courses: 12 hours

Choose one of any of the following courses:

Electives: 9 hours

Choose three of the following courses:

Student cannot receive certificate credit for both AIST 3410 and CSCI 3410

Total Hours for the Certificate: 21 Hours

 

Advanced Cyber Defender Certificate

The Advanced Cyber Defender certificate can be completed in one year on a full-time basis after completion of Cyber Defender certificate. The Cyber Defender is a prerequisite to the Advanced Cyber Defender Certificate.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses.

Required Courses:

All remaining electives from the Cyber Defender Certificate.

Total Hours for the Certificate: 18-21 Hours

 

Healthcare Information Security Certificate

Contact:

Cyber Institute, University Hall 127

Phone #: 706-729-2372

Email: cyber@augusta.edu


The graduate Healthcare Information Security certificate is a credential for health and IT professionals interested in the intersection of health information and cyber security.  Students take three courses that cover the essentials of health information security.  The certificate can be completed in two semesters and can be either taken as a stand-alone or as part of a larger graduate program (e.g. Information Security Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Health).

Certificate programs provide interested students a credential for successfully completing a particular set of courses in conjunction with any major. They may be earned in addition to a degree or as a standalone program of study. Certificates are intended to encourage and document focused study of a particular area of interest. Completed cyber certificates appear as part of a student’s transcript to provide a documented credential of this study. Certificates should not be confused with professional certifications awarded by bodies outside the university though certificates can be a good stepping stone to obtaining professional certifications.

A grade of B or better is required in all courses.

Required Courses: 9 hours

Total Hours for the Certificate: 9 Hours