Interdisciplinary Studies Student Projects
Several UCCS students have explored the intersection of cybersecurity with their preferred field of study in LAS. The resulting papers, infographics, and videos demonstrate how cybersecurity impacts their respective fields.
Cybersecurity & Philosophy
Project Title: Cybersecurity & Philosophy: An Intersection
Student: Zaheer Charles
Like criminals in the physical world, cybercriminals have evolved in their methods and tactics for engaging in unethical hacking. This has created the need for a cleverer cyberspace officer who thinks outside the box. Enter, the cybersecurity professional with a Liberal Arts background.
Cybersecurity & Math
Project Title: Mathematics in Cybersecurity
Student: Aidan Rooney
Cybersecurity often evokes images of a hoard of programmers working to stay ahead of hackers, but in reality, cybersecurity is a multi-disciplinary science, incorporating social science, computer science, programming, information technology science, and especially mathematics.
Cybersecurity & TCID
Project Title: Cybersecurity and Technical Communication and Information Design (TCID)
Student: Taran Pearce
One of the primary issues of Cybersecurity is the complexity of the content. This creates an opportunity for technical writing majors who can break down the complex information technology issues associated with cybersecurity and present them in digestible ways.
Project Title: Cybersecurity: A Valuable Skillset for TCID Students
Student: Jacob Steele
Technical communicator jobs are numerous in the cybersecurity field – and the value these roles can bring to companies is vast. Explore various positions such as Technical Writer, Documentation Specialist, and others.
Cybersecurity & English
Project Title: English Majors in Cybersecurity
Name: Madison Agner
Does the cybersecurity profession apply to English majors? Most philosophies of cyber and digital innovation and practice originate in literature. Ideas like artificial intelligence (AI), technogenesis, and ponderings on ethical concerns regarding digital practice were all conceptualized and popularized through literary minds.
Cybersecurity & Sociology
Project Title: Can Sociology Majors Work in Cybersecurity?
Name: Megan Garedakis
Sociology teaches cybersecurity professionals how to identify the vital link between social conditions and crime, and the link between cybersecurity and globalization.
Cybersecurity & Economics
Project Title: Cybersecurity from the Perspective of Economics
Name: Aidan Westbrook
As a cybersecurity economist, one provides insightful value to employers by using powerful economic analyses and detailed research metrics to bolster the security of an organization's financial assets.