Cyber Analysis Data Security

The Cyber Analysis Data Security (CADS) is designed to develop entry-level cyber security analyst skills to enable graduates to meet the core competencies associated with working in the cyber security profession for the Intelligence Community or Law Enforcement Community.  CADS is an intensive 10-week training program developed and reviewed by intelligence analysts, and cyber security professionals.  Students will gain skills to become Cyber Security Analysts eligible to support national defense in the public and private sectors.  Students will learn by doing, discovering and exploring cyber security and data analysis in an experiential learning environment.  The CADS curriculum is designed to develop skills in two specific Workforce Categories (“Operate and Maintain” and “Protect and Defend”) defined in the National Initiative for Cyber Education (NICE) Special Publication 800-181.

2018 Program Dates

May 15 – July 20, 2018
enroll by April 30, 2018

September 5 – November 9, 2018
enroll by August 20, 2018


Tuition: $9,995


This program is approved for Veterans Administration Education Benefits

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As part of the program, students are submitted for a Single-Scope Background Investigation.  This 10-year background investigation is an examination of certain variables of an individual’s life to make a determination if the person is an acceptable security risk.  The following areas are evaluated on a “whole person” basis: allegiance to the United States; foreign influence; foreign preferences; sexual behavior; personal conduct; financial considerations; alcohol consumption; drug involvement and substance misuse; psychological conditions; criminal conduct; handling protected information; outside activities; and use of information technology.

Upon successful completion of the CADS program, students may be qualified for entry-level positions in the cyber security workforce with government agencies, private industry, or academia.