Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Adversarial Techniques
Naval Postgraduate School

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Adversarial Techniques program prepares Department of Defense, U.S. Government, and other personnel to obtain a detailed understanding of, and ability to, function in situations involving cyber security.  The curriculum provides a detailed understanding of and ability to function in real operational situations where adversarial techniques are used by teaching students the overarching principles and computer and network architectural concepts to analyze current and future malware.  Students learn to use network traffic analysis to extract the characteristics of attacks and identify vulnerabilities while also learning how to decipher subtle, clandestine host-based attack mechanisms and how these are inserted into target systems.  You will learn how attack and exploitation software mechanisms are built and used and techniques to manage large-scale malware networks.


  • Federal employee or military service commissioned officer
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission