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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 Cybersecurity. We also offer an introductory-level Essentials of Cybersecurity certificate program.
Applicants must have:
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 you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
Because this offering is 100 percent 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.
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