Cyber Defense and Information Assurance (PSM)


Are you ready for a career in cybersecurity?

Today, more than ever, our physical and digital worlds are so tightly interwoven that the distinction between the two is rapidly disappearing. Consequently, cyber crime and cyber terrorism have become increasing threats to our privacy, finances, health and national security. The current and projected shortage in our nation’s cybersecurity workforce is so critical that the government has issued directives that emphasize its support to meet this urgent need.

The CyberDIA curriculum is technology intensive, and bridges the ever increasing gap between cybersecurity technology and cybersecurity standards and policies. Of particular interest are standards and policies such as: FIPS, FISMA, NIST, FedRAMP, SOX, COBIT, HIPAA/HITECH, GLB, STIX, CybOX, and TAXII.

The program draws from the strengths of the diverse industry-aligned partners that bring industry-relevant and resume building classroom activities, standups, executive presentations, Temple facilitated industry events, and guest speakers.

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Information sessions are hosted on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. or one-on-one upon request.

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Our Program

Industry aligned

Students complete an industry-aligned project capstone, and have the flexibility to pursue cyber focused independent studies, which set you up for success as a Cyber Defense and Information Assurance professional. Meet our External Advisory Board of industry leaders.

More than tech

In addition to technological expertise, you'll gain an understanding of Leadership and Ethics, Laws and Regulations, and Compliance, Standards, & Policies within the industry.

Blended format

Designed for full-time working professions, the format is blended, with courses available online and in-person.

Flexible to your schedule

Evening and weekend classes mean the degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Job Prospects

The program prepares students to succeed as:

  • Computer Security Forensic Investigator
  • Cybersecurity Systems Engineer
  • Information Security Officer
  • IT Network Security Penetration Tester
  • Security Analyst/Cybersecurity Analyst

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Dr. Mary Grace Giraldo
Cyber DIA PSM Director

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