Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree are invited to apply.

    School Overview

    The University of Virginia, commonly referred to as UVA, is a public research university that was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Jefferson, who is known as the father of the university was UVA’s first president, and served on the universities original governing board, which was known as the Board of Visitors, along with James Monroe and James Madison.

    UVA offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as educational specialist and professional degrees. The university’s schools and colleges include:

    • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
    • College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    • Curry School of Education
    • Darden School of Business
    • Mcintyre School of Commerce
    • School of Architecture
    • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    • School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • School of Law
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • College at Wise


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