The entire world is dependent on information technology as a means of staying competitive in business, industry, the arts, personal communication and commerce of all types. The utilization and dependence of technology are continually experiencing new and ever changing security risks to their information resources. New threats and risks are identified on a daily basis and require immediate attention in order to continue business operations. Security risks must be addressed if businesses and government are to thrive and survive in our ever-changing and rapidly expanding technology-driven world.
The Certificate Program in Cybersecurity is designed to provide individuals with an introduction to networking, risk and threat management, security architecture, ethical and security skills to effectively address the constantly changing threat landscape of concern mentioned above. The courses in the certificate program will:
- Provide an overview of proper technology risk management practices
- Introduce the individual to an array of social and ethical issues that are incumbent upon those in providing security to technology and managing risk
- Help the individual be able to identify new and existing threats and determining methods to mitigate them
- Provide the individual the skills to handle security incidents
- Provide the individual with an introduction to building a secure and risk management technology environment
Upon completion of the certificate program, the student will be better equipped to enter or continue as a professional in the Risk Management & Information Security field. Courses taken for the certificate can be applied toward the MSCIS degree.
Prerequisite Courses | 6 credits
Prerequisite courses may be waived if evidence of prior completion of these prerequisites can be supplied.
- CS 504 Introduction to Programming using Scripting 3 CR
- CS 505 Computer Networks 3 CR
Required Courses | 9 credits
- CS 626 Introduction to Cyber-Security 3 CR
- CS 627 System Security 3 CR
- CS 628 Security Management 3 CR
Elective Courses | 3 credits
Choose one of the following
- CS 629 Ethical Hacking 3 CR
- CS 641 Securing the Cloud 3 CR
- CS 642 Securing the Client/Server 3 CR