Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Defense
Naval Postgraduate School

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Defense program is a non-degree program designed to help Department of Defense, U.S. Government, and other personnel obtain detailed understandings of, and abilities to, function in situations involving cyber security.  The curriculum provides the technical depth required to prepare for and respond to attacks, analyze network traffic for observable characteristics, and provide a basis for defensive strategies.  You will learn to configure systems and networks to permit systems to foster resiliency and continuity of operations through attacks and to mitigate the impact of malicious software.  Students also learn forensic techniques to retrieve and analyze stored information that is corrupted or hidden.


  • 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