Incident Management and Business Continuity

  • Course level: Intermediate


The Incident Management and Business Continuity specialization focuses on handling and responding to various security incidents, identifying vulnerabilities, and taking appropriate countermeasures to prevent information failure risks.

In this cybersecurity master’s degree specialization, you will be trained on incident handling, disaster recovery, business continuity, and much more.

Job Roles

  • Director/Manager – Business Continuity
  • Information Assurance (IA) Program Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Disaster Recovery Analyst/Manager
  • Director/Manager – Business Continuity
  • Cyber Defense Incident Responder
  • Incident Handler
  • Incident Manager
  • Incident Responder
  • Disaster Recovery Program Manager
  • Disaster Recovery Analyst
  • IT Disaster Recovery Analyst
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Security Officer

Course Description

ECCU 505 Introduction to Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner

Three Credit Hours

This foundational core course introduces students to basic English writing skills and research methods, including APA style writing, citing sources, determining when a website is credible, effective communication, outlines, and collaboration. Students will write/present portions of the above in the course in various formats.

MGMT 502 Business Essentials

Three Credit Hours

This course will lay a broad foundation of understanding the processes of global business principles for a varied population of students who work in businesses of all kinds, including the IT and IA fields. It covers the latest changes in Information Technology for Business, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), application software, and recent ethical issues arising from IT. Real-life business examples are added throughout the course that reinforce the business principles.

ECCU 504 Foundations of Organizational Behavior for the IT Practitioner

Three Credit Hours

This foundational course deals with organizational behavior and allows the technology practitioner to experience the basic facets of organizational theory and define the skills required to understand and apply the theory to a real organizational setting. Elements of the course are organizational structure, effective communication, team building, ethics, and project management as seen through the organizational lens.

ECCU 516 The Hacker Mind: Profiling the IT Criminal

Three Credit Hours

Cyberspace has increased human communication, connectivity, creativity, capacity, and crime by leaps and bounds in the last decade. For all the positive aspects it offers, it offers as many negative aspects. Those negative aspects are explored and developed by everyone from the high school challenge hacker to an international terrorist. The IT criminal threatens businesses, governmental agencies, militaries, and organizations of every kind. This course will survey the spectrum of psychological attributes that may make up the profile of the IT criminal.

ECCU 514 Quantum Leadership

Three Credit Hours

This course encompasses an extensive research project about cross-cultural differences in leadership conducted by a group of researchers in 62 countries. It lays a foundation for understanding the process of leadership. The study describes the roles, functions, and impact of global leadership concepts. Many team exercises provide the speed at which leaders must work. Research and views into how most cultures respond to this area of management are provided.

ECCU 500 Managing Secure Network Systems

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on evaluating network and Internet security issues, designing and implementing successful security policies and firewall strategies, and exposing the system and network vulnerabilities and defending against them. Topics include network protocols, network attacks, intrusion detection systems, packet filtering and proxy servers, Bastion hosts and honey pots, hardening routers, hardening security, email security, virtual private networks, and creating fault tolerance.

ECCU 507 Linux Networking and Security

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on configuring a secure Linux network using the command line and graphical utilities. Emphasis is placed on file-sharing technologies such as the Network File System, NetWare’s NCP file sharing, and File Transfer Protocol. Additional topics include making data secure, user security, file security, and network intrusion detection. Students will be required to take on the role of problem solvers and apply the concepts presented to situations that might occur in a work environment.

ECCU 501 Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on how perimeter defenses work, how intruders escalate privileges, and methods of securing systems. Additional topics include intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DoS attacks, buffer overflows, and virus creation.

ECCU 522: Incident Handling and Response

Three Credit Hours

This course addresses various underlying principles and techniques for detecting and responding to current and emerging computer security threats. Additional emphasis is placed on computer forensics and its role in handling and responding to incidents. Through this course, students will be proficient in handling and responding to various security incidents such as network security incidents, malicious code incidents, insider attack threats, incident response teams, incident management training methods, and incident recovery techniques in detail.

ECCU 513 Disaster Recovery

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on disaster recovery principles, including assessment of risks to an enterprise, development of disaster recovery policies and procedures, the roles and relationships of various members of an organization, preparation of a disaster recovery plan, testing and rehearsal of the plan, implementation of the plan, and recovering from a disaster. Additional emphasis is placed on identifying vulnerabilities and taking appropriate countermeasures to prevent information failure risks.

ECCU 512 Beyond Business Continuity

Three Credit Hours

Whether an organization has experienced a disaster, downsizing, a shift in culture, or a change in leadership, it will experience organizational change. This change demands remembering the past, finding ways to recover from it, engaging the future, and energizing change. Leaders in change must have the skills to identify, structure, forecast, envision, design, plan, implement, account for, and lead a team through change that has been strategically planned to advance the organization. Such a leader is a change agent and must understand the process, expectations, and nuances of change.


Material Includes

  • Duration: Full-time- 15 Days
  • Duration: Part-time- 9 Months
  • 28 hours on-demand video
  • 11 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion