Cyber Systems Analysis
A course to give students the ability to define and contextualize cyber security issues by means of models, tools, case studies, and in class exercises to improve their ability to communicate the “so-what” to leadership.
Students will learn how to frame large, unstructured problems in the cyber domain and connect vague operational questions to concrete measurement. Between the high-level decision makers and the in-the-weeds engineers are the system analysts.
This course is for those who have some technical depth but must also consider the system holistically using systems theory, control theory, risk analysis, or a similar general paradigm. Students are assumed to have a familiarity with common cyber security topics, such as vulnerabilities, attacks, and adversaries.