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CYBR 498 Cybersecurity Capstone I Concepts, Research and Planning

This first course in a series of two course sequence is designed to assist students with ideation and planning for their final cyber security capstone project. At the end of this course, students should be able to identify and propose a concrete and well-defined problem in the field of cybersecurity. This course is a prerequisite for the CYBR 499 course. Both are required for graduation.

Special information

Prerequisites and co-requisites for this course: The student must have completed core cybersecurity major requirements and a minimum of 90 earned credits prior to registering for this course OR Instructor Permission. Note: This course should be taken in the second last semester before the student graduates. Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for CFS/CYBR/ICS courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites.First day attendance is mandatory.
1 Undergraduate credit

Effective December 14, 2020 to August 14, 2022

Learning outcomes


  • Discuss current cybersecurity trends, challenges, and industry needs.
  • Complete a review of various cybersecurity problems and identify the scope of work, problem statement and methodology to propose a sound solution.
  • Use research outlets and additional learning resources to validate assumptions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of legal, ethical, and compliance aspects of cybersecurity.
  • Develop a capstone project proposal using academic technical writing standards and be able to present and defend it for instructor approval.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Cybersecurity Capstone I Concepts, Research and Planning Witt, Sahar Books Course details