Cyber Operations are defined as those actions taken to affect adversary information and information systems while defending one’s own information and information systems. Cyber Operations (CO) encompasses most of the technological aspects of Information Operations (IO). To support CO, professionals must be cognizant of the tools, techniques, and practices required in protecting these resources. At the technical level, CO encompasses multiple scientific disciplines required to ensure the security of critical infrastructures such as: computer and network defense, attack and exploitation cryptography, computer forensic, systems security engineering and operations, application software security, and threat and vulnerability assessments/analyses. Cyber Operations also encompasses managerial aspects such as: strategic and tactical planning for INFOSEC, managerial and engineering ethics, legalities, managerial roles and responsibilities, risk management, information assurance systems, and product acquisition.
Degree Required: BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Applicants with computer-oriented technical degrees in other fields may be considered.
Mathematics Required: Differential and Integral Calculus
Test Required: GRE - 153V/148Q (within the last five years)
GPA Required: Overall - 3.0; Mathematics - 3.0; Major - 3.0
Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply.
Degree Type: Master's
Delivery Method: In-Residence