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CYBR 490 Special Topics in Cybersecurity

This course will cover specialized or emerging topics in cybersecurity that are not covered elsewhere in the Cybersecurity program. This course will provide the opportunity to keep the program current by introducing new and in-demand topics in cybersecurity.


Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.
Note: Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for ICS/CYBR courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites.
1-4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 4, 2021 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate competency in theory and practice for the special topic that is taught in a given semester.
  • Recognize and understand recent developments in the cybersecurity field.
  • Demonstrate expertise in applying any relevant tools and techniques that are associated with the special topic.
  • Identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly and professional literature on cybersecurity and related areas.
  • Articulate research work in a well-written and orally presented project.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior appropriate to security-related technologies.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Topic: Secure Development Lifecycle for Medical Devices Atkinson, Robyn Elizabeth Books for CYBR-490-50 Spring 2024 Course details for CYBR-490-50 Spring 2024