Certificate in Information Security & Risk Management (Coursera)

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Certificates » Information Security & Risk Management (Coursera)
Program Features
  • Information security across an organization: policy, planning, technologies and audit
  • Business drivers for information security
  • Understanding threats: hackers, malware and insiders
  • Defense strategies and response to system compromise
  • Risk assessment, management and decision making
  • Legal and regulatory compliance, privacy considerations
Who Should Apply
  • IT professionals, IT managers, systems and network administrators
  • Information security professionals
  • Business professionals interested in IT security
  • Legal and regulatory professionals
  • Risk analysts and managers, privacy analysts and specialists
  • Privacy analysts
Manage the defense and protection of vital company information from attack using the latest technologies and strategies. Investigate the type of external and internal threats that can compromise customer data, employee personal information and digitized intellectual property. Examine effective policies for mitigating risks and learn how to implement security and remediation measures across an entire organization.
Key Outcome

You will gain skills for managing securing information from evolving threats in this fast-growing and important field. Immediately apply practices in your workplace, as well as position yourself to gain increased responsibility in management roles.


Through our partnership with Coursera, you can take a basic version of each course in this program for free. Or you can upgrade your learning experience by enrolling in this certificate program, which gives you access to enhanced, more rigorous coursework and results in a UW credential and graduate credit. Visit the Enrollment Options page in the Details section to learn more.

Program Highlights

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