Address real-time challenges with applied learning that draws upon your interests and experience.

Capstone: Critical Challenge Project

The Critical Challenge Project (CCP) is central to the ScM in Cybersecurity learning experience and will become the focus of your independent study. You will identify a challenge related to your field and interests, drawing from your own experience and vision for the future. Under the direction of a faculty member, students analyze their critical challenge from multiple perspectives and develop a comprehensive plan for addressing it.

The CCP allows you to address problems in real-time and apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program, with emphasis on integrating technology, policy, and human factor aspects. Projects should consider ethical implications and have practical applicability to the field of cybersecurity — taking into account multiple stakeholders, such as consumers, developers, policymakers, and government and industry executives as you develop innovative and viable solutions.

The Critical Challenge Project


Addressing biggest challenges at work | Katie Jenkins, Class of 2018

Recent Capstone Projects

Sample Project Titles:

  • Internet of Things...or Threats
  • The Critical Elements of CEO Leadership That Will Improve Cybersecurity
  • Coding for Privacy: An Agile Approach to Address Dynamic Privacy and Data Protection Requirements
  • Security Considerations for Mobile Health Application Use
  • Maximum Security - Minimum Staff: Integrating Security Into Your Business

View Critical Challenge Project Examples