Certificate in Information Security & Risk Management

Secure Company Information From Serious Threats


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online, Bellevue
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Class Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,095 (noncredit)

Next start date

September 27, 2017

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About this Program

Keeping vital business data safe and secure is one of the biggest IT challenges any organization faces. Professionals with high-level information security 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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Designed for

IT professionals and those who work in data security and risk management. If you’d like basic technical training in this field, consider taking our Certificate in Cybersecurity

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Video Overview

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, an instructor for the Certificate in Information Security & Risk Management, discusses the dire need for professionals with skills in this field.

Duration: 02:12


  • Security strategies relating to issues such as privacy, legal and regulatory compliance, social and geopolitical impacts, national security and evolving technologies
  • Best practices for protecting mobile workforces, developing security metrics, managing electronic evidence, handling e-crime and e-discovery, and securing information in the cloud
  • How to develop and maintain risk assessments and risk management plans
  • Standards for business continuity and disaster recovery planning
  • Techniques for designing information assurance strategies 

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Serve as an information security consultant to a local organization
  • Work on real-world scenarios using state-of-the-art EC-Council iLabs software (purchase required)

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.

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Learning Formats


Attend class in person and engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. You must attend at least 60 percent of your class sessions in person. You may view the remainder online, either as recorded sessions or in real time (limit of two live-streamed sessions per quarter).


Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub.

For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person if space is available.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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