Capstone Project – CSCI 681

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

The capstone is an opportunity for the student to demonstrate the Cyber Security skills gained throughout the program. The student will learn how to apply the tools, techniques, and knowledge gained throughout the program in a practical, real world setting. The goal for this course is to evaluate the knowledge and skills gained by students in the Cyber Security program.


Final Semester


CSCI 681 is the capstone course for the cyber security degree program which provides the student with a hands-on environment to test and apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the program. The student will be required to critically think through real-world scenarios and recognize the value of cyber security methodologies.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Solidify knowledge gained from the courses that make up the MS in Cyber Security program.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills on issues related to cyber security.
  3. Explain current policies and practices related to threats against information systems and infrastructures.
  4. Examine legal, social, and ethical concerns related to securing information systems and networks.
  5. Understand the differences between internal and external threats and how to defend against each.
  6. Discuss the important principles and theories that are used within the cyber security field.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge in the field of cyber security to propose solutions for real-world problems.
  8. Integrate biblical principles within the field of computer security.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (5)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. The thread must be at least 300 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and include at least 1 scholarly source, other than the textbook/course material, in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to a minimum of 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words and contain at least 1 scholarly source in current APA format. There must also be an appropriate incorporation of biblical worldview, supported by scripture in the initial post.

Labs (8)

The student will complete labs associated with the course material. Each lab will have specific instructions for tasks, along with deliverables, to be completed in the virtual lab environment.