Dec 09, 2023
A student earning a Bachelors of Applied Sciences in Cybersecurity and Forensics will be able to:
- Secure the commonly used operating systems such as Windows, Linux and Apple at the small office/home office (SOHO) level to the enterprise level.
- Securely install, configure, program and maintain routers, switches and hubs for the SOHO to enterprise level operation.
- Evaluate, plan and implement cloud security for the variation of cloud environments including public, private and hybrid.
- Evaluate, implement and maintain mobile security for SOHO to enterprise level operation.
- Securely install and maintain the popular database products - such as MySQL, MS SQL Server and Oracle - while being able to evaluate the appropriate operating system for the situation, perform security audits, and apply the knowledge to new technology such as big data installations and analytics.
- Design, install and maintain a secure database using one or more of the popular database products on various operating systems to industry standards.
- Evaluate, implement and use big data architectures such as Cloudera, Hortonworks, or Map-R to utilize Hadoop Distributed File Systems.
- Able to effectively perform the tasks related to penetration testing on various platforms, applications and network designs including pre-evaluation, setting of parameters, evaluate/report results, and give recommendations on remediation of findings.
- Plan, conduct and report on the digital analysis of networks, cloud deployments, desktop and mobile devices using proper forensics techniques and determining the appropriate legal parameters that should be adhered to.
- Design and conduct an e-discovery investigation, while applying the appropriate legalities such as litigation holds, HIPAA standards, etc.
- Apply knowledge of professional ethics when dealing with sensitive and confidential information or when making a decision on what path or methodology to use.
To qualify for admission to Highline’s BAS Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Program, eligible applicants must have:
- Completed a regionally accredited AAS or AAS-T degree in Informational Technology degree or related field
- Other associate degrees will be considered on a case by case basis
- Official transcripts from an accredited college or university, and
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
To be considered for the bachelor of applied science program prospective students must submit the following:
- Completed Highline bachelor application form;
- Completed a regionally accredited AAS or AAS-T degree in Informational Technology-related field from a regionally accredited institution,
- Other associate degrees will be considered on a case by case basis,
- Cumumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher,
- Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college.
Please contact Faculty Advisor or Program Manager for most updated information.
Students must have a total of 50 credits of general education courses to be awarded BAS degree.
- Associate degree in IT-related field or equivalent (90cr)
- Must have coursework in:
- ENGL& 101 (5cr)
- Pre-requisite courses for BAS in Cybersecurity. Note, students can take the following pre-requisite courses after get admitted to this program:
- MATH& 146-Introduction to Statistics or MATH& 141-Pre Calculus I (5cr)
- CIS 150, A+ certification or equivalent
- CIS 160, CISCO I, Network+ or equivalent
- CIS 161 Cisco II or equivalent
- CIS 166 or equivalent - Security+, GSEC, and a variety of others
- CIS 215 or equivalent - Linux+ or similar
General Education Requirements (50 credits)
Communication Requirement (10 credits)
Quantitative Skill Requirement (5 credits)
Select 1 course from the list below:
Humanities Requirement (5 credits)
Social Science Requirement (5 credits)
Natural Science Requirement (5 credits)
Electives: 20 credits
At least 5 credits of natural science courses
, and extra 15 credits of natural science or social science or humanities courses. Please see below for the elective courses:
Natural Science Elective Requirement
Social Science Elective Requirement
Humanities Elective Requirement
300 and 400 Level Emphasis Courses: 75 credits
Business Skill Requirement
Database Security Certificate
Digital Forensics and Investigations Certificate
Advanced Network Security Certificate
Penetration Testing Certificate
This course requires 5 credits and students are allowed to enroll up to 10 credits.
Associate Degree/Related Credits: 55 credits
Applicable credits from an associate degree issued by a regionally accredited institution.
Total Program Credits: 180 Credits