Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management

Earn Two Credentials and Gain the Skills to Outsmart Cyberthreats


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost: $4,197

Next start date:

January 2025

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About this Program

Cybercrime has become a top national security threat. Hackers and cybercriminals are using a sophisticated array of tactics to steal your data and extort millions from governments, enterprises and public institutions. Responding to and recovering from a cybersecurity incident requires rapid deployment skills and forensic investigation, respectively. Professionals with cybersecurity training are in great demand as businesses develop strategies and processes for keeping their systems safe from the growing threat of cyberattacks.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll gain a contextual view of the cybersecurity field as you study how professionals apply tools and frameworks at their companies and organizations. You’ll evaluate the costs and benefits of various security approaches. Through immersive learning techniques and simulations that mimic real-world threats, you’ll hone your critical-thinking and curiosity skills that will help your organization develop resilience in the face of cyberattacks. You’ll also develop an extensive network of mentors who work at companies and agencies throughout the cybersecurity field, including the United Nations, the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Security Agency, the FBI and the CIA. 

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Designed for

Anyone interested in entering or advancing in the field of cybersecurity risk management. Cybersecurity offers myriad job opportunities — from technical investigators to social media profilers, from risk management to legal and marketing. 

If you’d like basic technical training in this field, consider taking our Certificate in Cybersecurity. Those interested in organizational cybersecurity or IT infrastructure might consider the Cyber Resilience course. We also offer an introductory-level Essentials of Cybersecurity certificate program through edX. See all related programs.

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Video Overview

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, a former instructor for the Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management, discusses the dire need for professionals with skills in this field.

Duration: 02:12


  • How to create and implement security and incident response plans so you’re prepared for a breach
  • New frameworks for cyber-risk legal issues such as forensic readiness and Internet of Things
  • Solutions to social technical problems using an Atlas of Risk Maps
  • How to use the National Initiative Cybersecurity Education workforce framework to assess your professional interests and map them to a career in cybersecurity
  • How to respond under pressure during real-time attacks with triage 

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Write and critique cybersecurity policies, which you can reference in future jobs
  • Practice hacking sites, conducting forensic investigations, anticipating upcoming attacks and profiling internal threats
  • Use cybersecurity software from EC-Council
  • Engage in international discussions with other students and field faculty

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In addition to your UW certificate, upon completion of this program, you’ll also earn Center for National Security Studies Certification through the UW Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity. CIAC is designated by the National Security Agency as a Center for Academic Excellence in Research and in Cyber Defense Education.


This program also helps you prepare to earn certifications from EC-Council in Network Defense Essentials, Ethical Hacking Essentials and Digital Forensics Essentials. 

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Career Stats


Alumni working in field

Top Employers

T-Mobile, Microsoft, Boeing, U.S. Cyber Command, VISA


Projected job growth for information security analysts in Washington state (2020-2030)


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online, Group-Paced

Online, Group-Paced

Enjoy the flexibility of 100% online learning with the structure of a regular program. You’ll start and finish with the same group of students, with assignment deadlines but no real-time meetings. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online, Group-Paced

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