For the safety of our community, UWPCE programs will be taught remotely for the 2020-21 academic year.
Secure Company Information From Serious Threats
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Note: This program was previously titled Information Security & Risk Management.
Keeping vital business data safe and secure is one of the biggest IT challenges any organization faces. Professionals with high-level cybersecurity training are in great demand as businesses develop strategies and processes for keeping their systems safe from attack.
In this three-course certificate program, you’ll examine key concepts in this rapidly evolving field. We’ll survey the major types of threats and how they can be mitigated. You’ll evaluate the costs and benefits of various security approaches. Develop the ability to create and implement comprehensive risk management programs for organizations of all sizes.
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IT professionals and those who work in data security and risk management or those who are interested in cybersecurity risk management.
If you’d like basic technical training in this field, consider taking our Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity. We also offer an introductory-level Essentials of Cybersecurity certificate program.
To apply, you must have:
You should also have some familiarity with information systems security fundamentals through either coursework or relevant work experience.
Because this is program is offered by UW Bothell, students who are seniors at that campus and who are interested in information security and risk management are also encouraged to apply. For more information, students should contact the Center for information Assurance & Cybersecurity (CIAC) at UW Bothell.
If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.
Because this offering is 100% online, no visa is required and international students are welcome to apply. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection. This program also requires the use of Cyberworld Institute software (purchase required).
You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, an instructor for the Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management, discusses the dire need for professionals with skills in this field.
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.
Information Security & Risk Management in Context
Building an Information Risk Management Toolkit
Designing & Executing Information Security Strategies
Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management
Approved by UW Bothell Computing & Software Systems program.
View this program's advisory board.
Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Phil Attfield, CEO, IDELIX
Kirk Bailey, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Washington
Orlando Baiocchi, Faculty, Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma
Scott Barker, Director of Information Technology, UW Information School
Chuck Benson, Director of Information Technology and Information Management, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UW School of Medicine
John Christiansen, Managing Director, Christiansen IT Law
Terry Davis, Chief Scientist, iJet OnBoard
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Research Associate Professor, UW Information School; Director, Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity
Deborah Frincke, Deputy Director for Research, National Security Agency
Peter Gregory, Executive Director - Executive Advisory, Optiv Security
Brian Haller, Consultant, Sila Solutions Group
Ernie Hayden, Managing Principal of Energy Security, Global Energy and Utility Vertical, Verizon Business
Nick Multari, Asymmetric Resilient Cybersecurity Initiative Lead, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Ivan Orton, Senior Deputy Prosecutor (Cyber Crime), King County Prosecutor’s Office
Ray Pompon, Senior Security Officer, HCL CapitalStream
Amelia Phillips, Dean, STEM Disciplines, Highline Community College
Todd Plesco, Chief Information Security Officer, Chapman University; Former Chapter President of WA State InfraGard
Radha Poovendran, Associate Director for Research, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity; Associate Professor, UW Electrical Engineering
Seth Shapiro, Senior Vice President and Risk Strategist, Kibble & Prentice
Michael Sheward, Manager of Global Security Operations, Concur
Michael Simon, Chief Technical Officer and Founder, Creation Logic; Chapter President, Seattle Infragard
Frank Simorjay, Security Analyst, Microsoft Corp.
Ilanko Subramaniam, Senior TwC Strategist, Microsoft Corporation
Lalitha Subramanian, Assistant Director, International & Academic Programs, UW Continuum College
Ginger Armbruster describes the “life-changing” impact the Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management had on her career.
Bill Boni, Vice President Information Security at T-Mobile, and alumnus Gary Brown discuss the skills needed to succeed in the rapidly changing field of cybersecurity.
Start and finish your program with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings. Learn More »
Executive Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
Fellow, Aberystwyth University, Wales
Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, King County
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