Certificate in Information and Network Security


The information age has brought with it added vulnerabilities, especially regarding electronic information and computer networks, but also added opportunities for intelligence gathering. Students taking this certificate will be able to identify the dangers and opportunities presented by information warfare. They will be able to describe and explain basic cyber warfare strategies and tactics. Students will be able to secure a computer network through such measures as proactive vulnerability analysis, firewalls, and secure remote access. Additionally, they will be introduced to fundamental principles in the field of cybercrime, intrusion detection technics, and/or techniques and tools of computer forensics investigations.


Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss concepts, principles and standards for designing and implementing secure operating systems and networked systems
  • Discuss legal, privacy, and ethical issues in computer security
  • Investigate traditional and current computer crimes and examine various efforts to combat cybercrime.
  • Examine and apply the fundamentals of wireless security.
  • Examine computer forensics and investigations and various tools and techniques used.



SEC360     Information Security

Elective Options – Students complete 2 courses from the list below

CI3710     Internet Security

CI3715     Cybercrime and Information Systems

CI3725     Network Security

CI3730     Computer Forensics

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.