University of Virginia offers a Certificate in Cybersecurity Management for students and professionals in computer information systems and security who are interested in developing their understanding of security policies and protection techniques that form the basis of creating cybersecurity platforms for computer systems. Students will study the fundamental issues and techniques in the utilization of technology to analyze cybersecurity issues from a variety of perspectives, to lead cybersecurity teams, and to make strategic decisions to prevent organizational entities from outside computer threats. In addition, students may learn about the forensic analysis of computers in order to investigate computer attacks for the purpose of finding the perpetrator and preventing future attacks.
Students will learn about the field of cybersecurity and technology utilized in planning, prevention, and response to a cybersecurity threat. The curriculum consists of 18 credit hours of courses which include security policy development and assessment, creating and conducting a security assessment, and cyber law, regulations, and ethics.
Successful graduates should be able to exhibit understanding of fundamental and advanced topics relating to computers and network security in order to prepare for responsibilities in balancing availability of access and usage with security services. Students should also understand the effective design, implementation, and management of security technology and policies in cybersecurity, understand cybersecurity program suites in Windows operating systems and server operating systems in order to protect from the most common and effective threats to networks, and comprehend the processes involved in the development of security policies for enterprise-level systems. Lastly, students may be prepared with understanding of the development of security systems at the LAN and WAN level.
Individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree are invited to apply.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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