The Cyber Security Certificate focuses on:
- Fundamental knowledge in major computer security topics — including cyber threats, malware, information assurance, authorization, applied cryptography, web security, mobile and wireless security, network security, systems/software security, database and storage security, user-centered security, and best security practices and countermeasures.
- Skills to apply this knowledge to solve basic real-world cyber security problems.
This certificate serves as a badge testifying that you have mastered fundamental knowledge in major cyber security topics and essential skills in investigating and remedying cyber security threats and events. Students who earn this badge are also prepared to explore and investigate new emerging cyber security issues. Once you complete the certificate you can continue to complete a MS degree in Computer and Information Sciences or a MS degree in Computer Forensics and Security Management jointly offered by Department of Computer and Information Sciences and Department of Justice Sciences.
Certificate Program RequirementsThe graduate certificate requires students complete three courses:
- CS 623: Network Security
- CS 636: Computer Security
- and one of the following:
- CS 537: Cybercrime and Forensics
- CS 654: Malware Analysis
- CS 643: Cloud Security
- CS 645: Modern Cryptography
- CS 646: Digital Currency
- CS 657: Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment