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Certificate: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Certificate in Cyber Security​

The Information Systems Program at the CU Denver Business School is pleased to announce the offering of a new certificate in Cyber Security and Information Assurance.

This certificate places particular emphasis on the use of tools and technologies for information assurance rather than on design and development of protocols to secure an enterprise infrastructure.

The courses in this certificate are:

  • ISMG 6850:  Securing Enterprise
  • ISMG 6855:  Protecting Enterprise
  • ISMG 6870:  Securing Information Assets
  • ISMG 6875:  Protecting Information Assets

These are 8 week courses offered in either hybrid or fully online formats; class time is split between in-class and online work.

Each course provides 3 credit hours at the CU Denver Business School.​​ 

The courses in this certificate can also be taken as electives within an MS in Information Systems.

Why get a Certificate in Cyber Security?

With recent breaches in the security of many large government agencies and private corporations, cyber security is an issue of great importance to the global society. Further, as corporations increasingly depend on digital solutions in new product development – from consumer shopping experiences and payment systems to driverless cars – the consequence of an electronic security breach will likely become more severe in the future. According to Governor Hickenlooper; Colorado has a large role in cybersecurity, particularly given its entrepreneurial focus, since small businesses typically cannot afford expensive security solutions that may be accessible to large corporations. The goal of this specialization is to support and enhance the cyber security of enterprises such as banks, governments, retail, health care institutions, law enforcement, construction, insurance agencies, transportation and the military. Naturally, organizations cannot outsource this protection but will have to have loyal and trustworthy employees trained in this discipline. Hence, this area is likely to enjoy an ever-growing demand — and commensurate job opportunities — in the foreseeable future.

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Mini Cyber Security & Information Assurance School

July 12 - Aug. 30
6:30 - 8 p.m. | $150

Over eight-weeks you will learn what cyber security is, why an electronic security breach is such a critical issue, explore security breaches in the headlines, experience security demonstrations and discuss approaches to protecting assets.

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