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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Defense

Program Overview

Prepares computer science professionals to identify, analyze, and mitigate technical cybersecurity-related vulnerabilities, exploits, and attacks against network and critical cyber infrastructure. Students become immersed in coursework that emphasizes practical technical skills, analysis, and research focused on current cybersecurity issues.

The cyber security and defense certificate program focuses on both the technical and analytical aspects of advanced cyber security and defense.  Graduates of this certificate program will learn how to mitigate known cyber-related attacks against multiple network and infrastructure devices and how to design secure solutions, analyze new cyber-attacks and provide solutions that balance risk, security, privacy, cost, and operations. Each course in this certificate program provides project-based opportunities to extend technical skills in programming, network, operating system, infrastructure design and analysis as well as understanding prevention of cybersecurity breaches and incidents.
Program Description
The cyber security and defense certificate program focuses on both the technical and analytical aspects of advanced cyber security and defense.  Graduates of this certificate program will learn how to mitigate known cyber-related attacks against multiple network and infrastructure devices and how to design secure solutions, analyze new cyber-attacks and provide solutions that balance risk, security, privacy, cost, and operations. Each course in this certificate program provides project-based opportunities to extend technical skills in programming, network, operating system, infrastructure design and analysis as well as understanding prevention of cybersecurity breaches and incidents.
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