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Online Graduate Certificate in CYBERSECURITY

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Turn Your Interest in IT into Your Dream Career

Elevate your IT career as a cybersecurity professional: Help protect data and network security in a variety of settings and industries. Some specific job responsibilities might include the following:

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Protect data and information from cyber threats.

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Differentiate between various security models.

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Evaluate network vulnerabilities.

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Understand ethical and legal issues around information security.


What will I learn in this certificate program?

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is designed for modern learners who want to become an invaluable part of an information technology-dependent enterprise. Advance your understanding of cyber threats, information assurance, and digital crime investigation as part of your career in IT. Please note that students in these courses should have a firm knowledge of basic computer skills and information security. Including the ability to understand the controls and concepts needed to safeguard organizational data.

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Courses in this Certificate

This 12 credit-hour, stand-alone program consists of four, three credit courses:

  • ISM527 Cybersecurity Management
    This course provides insight into the complex implementation and management of cybersecurity practices. Students perform risk assessments and recommend mitigations to protect digital assets in the workplace as well as discuss disaster recovery, incident handling, cybersecurity policy implementation, privacy, and legal issues related to cybersecurity.
  • ISM529 Emerging Cybersecurity Technology, Threats, and Defense
    This course provides students with the opportunity to explore and examine emerging trends and technology in cybersecurity. Students analyze organizations and review the feasibility of adopting new cybersecurity trends in order to provide competitive advantages in the workplace. This course also evaluates necessary policy and procedure changes within the context of the continued evolution of technology.
  • ISM530 Enterprise Cybersecurity
    This course provides students with insight into the cybersecurity issues surrounding an enterprise including securing organizational data, responding to cyber based security breaches, emerging technologies, and ensuring a secured computing environment for safeguarding company information.
  • ISM531 Cybersecurity Defense and Countermeasures
    The Cybersecurity Defense and Countermeasures course prepares students to defend enterprise networks from web based and internal attacks using techniques such as system hardening, encryption, policy enforcement and software/ hardware intrusion detection systems to protect enterprise data assets.


Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your certificate comes from a top quality, trusted university.

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Why You Should Earn Your Online Graduate Certificate

We understand that in today’s changing economy, stackable credentials are an important tool you can utilize immediately, while building credits toward a full degree. With a graduate certificate from CSU Global, you can prove proficiency in a specific subject with your stand-alone, transcribable, nationally recognized credentials. Get promoted or work toward a full degree. And with our Tuition Guarantee, your affordable tuition rate won’t increase over time.

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Learn Valuable Skills

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity provides advanced knowledge for the practical application of securing data and protecting digital assets. IT professionals will learn to mitigate malicious cyber activities through the implementation of security solutions within local and enterprise infrastructures by focusing on topics such as security management, risk and vulnerability controls, data encryption, and cybercrime prevention. Coursework aligns with 7 of the 10 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)® domains.

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