Cybersecurity Degree

As the newest edition to the Computer Science department, the cybersecurity program will bring an operational focus to defending an organization’s environment. Scheduled to start in the Fall 2021, students will have both a BS and BAS route to customize their education. The curriculum is built on top of the existing Computer Science courses by adding a cross section of cybersecurity topics. Students will be exposed to topics for different specializations of cybersecurity, with an emphasis on hands-on application.

Cybersecurity Course Offerings

CS 350    Wireless & RF Fundamentals/Security

A study of basic radio frequency communication & the associated security implementations. This course provides students with a foundation in how systems communicate over various wireless technologies, such as WiFi, RFID & Bluetooth and the actions taken to secure them. Prerequisites: Math 111, CS 162 or equivalent  

CS 372  Operational Cyber Security Essentials   

A hands-on examination of cyber security concepts that cover both the defensive and offensive arenas. This course provides students with foundational technical cyber security skills needed for success in both a Windows and Linux environment. Prerequisite: CS 162 or equivalent. 

CS 373    Foundations of Information Security Management

A survey of the principal topics across the information security field. This course provides students a broad understanding of the field, the terminology, and the industry standards governing it. UWR. Prerequisite: CS 162 or equivalent.

CS 386    System Hardening/Secure Configurations   

An applied study of how to secure Windows and Linux environments. This course provides students the necessary skills to build defensible environments in order to both limit the likelihood of a breach, as well as detect a security incident. Defensive concepts will be paired with the attack scenarios to aid students in understanding why certain actions are preferred. Prerequisite: CS 372

CS 412    Incident Response & Sys Forensics   

A practical examination of how to respond to a security breach and perform system forensics. This course provides students the skills and knowledge necessary to aid during a security breach or malicious activity at an organization. Topics start with the necessary planning preparations and continue through detecting, containing, performing system forensics, and finally documenting and dealing with law enforcement or governing agencies. Prerequisite: CS 372

CS 413    Reverse Engineering/Malware Analysis   

A study of reverse engineering applications with a focus on the analysis of malicious software. This course covers a review of assembly languages, the use of a decompiler & debugger, static & behavioral analysis. Students will understand the tools and methodology used to reverse applications, and the techniques used by malware. Prerequisite: CS 372, CS 314 or equivalent. 

CS 431    Application Security   

A pragmatic study of application security from development through deployment. This course provides students the skills for finding common vulnerabilities in software, identifying deployment and configuration failures, understanding how vulnerable software is exploited and documenting findings for business leaders. Prerequisites: CS 372

CS 433    Offensive Security Tactics & Techniques   

An in-depth examination of the tactics and techniques used by security professionals to assess the defensive posture of an organization, as well as those used by malicious attackers. This course provides students with the necessary skills to perform “red team” and network penetration assessments used in a corporate environment, as well as provide a foundation in threat intelligence. Prerequisite: CS 372 or equivalent.


Jenelle Davis
Adjunct Instructor, came to EOU in 2019. Jenelle is a Computer Science Practitioner for 20 years in Government, Telecommunications, and Consulting. Jenelle has served as a Computer Science Instructor for 14 years. Her specializations include Networking, CyberSecurity, and Application Development.


Tim Harrison
Assistant Professor, came to EOU in 2018. Tim was a computer scientist for 30 years and a grades 6-12 computer science teacher for 6 years before coming to EOU. Tim designed and developed tools (software, methods, and training) to improve software development practices for the U.S. defense industry for 15 years. Then, he taught/consulted object-oriented technology for 15 years. Tim’s specialties are object-oriented technology (analysis, design & programming), requirements analysis, programming languages, and computer science education.

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T. 541-962-3084

Khaled Sabha
Adjunct Instructor, came to EOU in 2020. He has over ten years of industrial as well as teaching experience. He is currently a full-time senior lecturer for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Khaled’s specialties are computer networking, programming, & cybersecurity.


Samuel Sambasivam, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor, came to EOU in 2020. He has served in higher education for over 33 years in both face-to-face and online education. He has done extensive research, written for publications, and given presentations in computer science and mathematics. His current research interests include Big Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, E-learning Technologies, Software Engineering, and Client/Server Applications, Genetic Algorithms, and XML Database Applications. He has taught a variety of Computer Science courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs


Greg Schulberg
Adjunct Instructor. Greg has a background in electrical engineering and worked for many years as an engineer, and later as a professional software developer a for large telecommunications company. His specialties in computer science are software engineering and architecture. He is currently a full-time faculty member in the math and computer science department at Blue Mountain Community College.


Steve Sheehy
Assistant Professor. Steve was a software engineer for 24 years before coming to EOU, building software for the telecommunications industry. Steve’s specialties are object-oriented programming, software engineering, and database management systems.

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T. 541-962-3065

Kiel Wadner
Senior Instructor II, came to EOU in 2019. With a background in software engineering for enterprise environments, Kiel is an information security professional. He specializes in cyber security, spanning both the offensive and defensive arenas.

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T. 541-962-3703

Brian Scavatto
Adjunct Instructor, came to EOU in 2020. Brian is a cybersecurity practitioner with over 10 years of experience in local/federal law enforcement, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and most recently within the financial services sector. Brian has been instructing courses in computer science and cybersecurity for six years. Brian’s areas of expertise are incident response, cyber risk, cyber threat intelligence, insider threat, and network defense.