Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Management

Department of IST

Program Description:

Through the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Management graduate certificate program,  you will acquire the knowledge and experience in cybersecurity and risk management to protect data and infrastructures. 

The technologies and methods used to ensure the protection of information systems, as well as the confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity of information is the focus of the graduate certificate. These topics and skills are priorities in the business world and are critical to the well-being and success of all organizations.

The following two courses are required:

  • BUS 5910 Privacy and Information Security Law
  • IST 6780 Adv Human and Organizational Factors in Cybersecurity

Chose two courses from the following:

  • ERP 5240 Enterprise Application Development and Software Security
  • IST 6335 Mobile Technology for Business
  • IST 6336 Foundations of Internet Computing
  • IST 6641 Advanced Electronic and Mobile Commerce

BUS 5910 Privacy and Information Security Law (LEC 3.0)

Explores issues concerning the use, disclosure, and protection of information (personal, organizational, health, and financial) from a legal perspective. A focus on understanding, planning, protecting, and responding to data breaches and other information risk and threats. Case studies based on litigation are reviewed and analyzed. Assumes MIS familiarity

IS&T 6780 Adv Human and Organizational Factors in Cybersecurity (LEC 3.0)

In-depth examination of human and organizational factors in cybersecurity and information assurance. Examines current challenges to protecting the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of information, as well as tools, methods, principles, and analytics for fraud prevention, insider threat detection, and forensic investigations. Project Required. Prerequisite: None, but recommended: IS&T 3333 or IS&T 6336 or Comp Sci 3600 or another introductory cybersecurity or information assurance course.

ERP 5240 Enterprise Application Development & Software Security (LEC 3.0)

[PDF] ERP5240 SP16 Syllabus

This course provides conceptual foundation and hands on experience in web based applications development deployed through an Enterprise Portal and Mobile platform. SAP Netweaver Enterprise Portal and tools including Visual Composer, Web Dynpro, and Sybase Unwired Platform will be used for apps. Prerequisite:  Programming knowledge and either ERP 2110 or preceded or accompanied by ERP 5110 .

IST 6335 Mobile Technology for Business (LEC3.0)

Overview of mobile technology use in business environments. Topics include: mobile industry; mobile network and wireless standards; mobile devices; mobile web design and app development; social and user experience issues; mobile marketing and commerce. Project required. Prerequisites: IS&T 3333 or equivalent.

IST 6336 Foundations of Internet Computing (LEC 3.0)

The foundations of Internet Computing include computer networks and Web sites. Networks are covered thoroughly and research directions for networking and information security are discussed. Web site design and research findings about site usability considerations are examined. Prerequisites: IS&T MS entrance requirements, including solid programming knowledge.

IST 6641: Advanced Digital Commerce and the Internet of Things (LEC 3.0)

Fundamental concepts of management and application to IT and support of commerce. Examines use of IT in business processes and everyday interactions such as IoT. Explores management issues of integrating IT into processes to run businesses better. Includes a major end-of-semester project. Prerequisites: Knowledge of management information systems.

This graduate certificate program is open to all individuals holding a BS, MS or PHD degree in areas such as business, computer science, social sciences, sciences, technology, engineering, or related disciplines. The certificate program consists of four courses. In order to receive a Graduate Certificate, the student must have an average graduate cumulative grade point of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in the certificate courses taken. Students admitted only to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete. The core courses will be offered at least once per year. The courses in the certificate program will be offered such that students can complete the program in a timely manner. If the four-course sequence approved by the graduate advisor is completed with a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken, the student will, upon application, be admitted to the Master of Business Administration or to the Master of Science in Information Science and Technology. The certificate courses taken by students admitted to the program will count towards the MBA program or the M.S. in Information Science and Technology degree program. Once admitted to the Certificate program, a student will be given five years to complete the program as long as a B or better average is maintained in the courses taken.

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Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation*. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:

Business Administration (MBA) 
Information Science and Technology (MS)

(Applicants must indicate which program they wish to use the certificate as a gateway for when initially applying for the certificate).

*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Click here for details and check with academic department for program specific details and requirements.




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