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Experiential Addendum: Research Intensive Cyber Knowledge Studies (RICKS)

This experiential addendum is not part of the academic program but is an additional experiential learning opportunity available to selected graduates of the Master of Applied Cybersecurity. It has been developed in cooperation with industry partners to lead a graduate into employment immediately after completion.

The addendum lasts 4 months and starts immediately after students graduate from the Master of Applied Cybersecurity. Students who participate in RICKS spend an additional four months in intensive job-related cybersecurity training with an industry partner.

Combined MACSec + RICKS structure

Fall/Winter terms

  • INFO2403: Fundamentals of Information Security (only if this prerequisite is missing)
  • CS6865: Advanced Data Communications and Networking
  • CS6411: Fundamentals of Information Assurance
  • CS6355: Cryptanalysis and Database Security
  • CS6415: Network Security
  • CS6413: Foundations of Privacy
  • CS6417: Software Security
  • One course from (CS6075, CS6585, CS6735, TME3423, TME6386, MBA6606)

Summer term

  • CS6419: Digital Forensics
  • CS6495: Capstone Project (6 credits)

Fall term

  • 4-month R&D project specified by Industry Partner
    • 2-week Cybersecurity Project Management
    • 2-week Cybersecurity New Product Development

RISC Program Structure Timeline

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