Information Security Certificate Program

The School of Business Graduate Certificate in Information Security is designed to understand the genesis of vulnerabilities in information systems that stem from software weaknesses that are exploited to perpetrate attacks on computers and networks. Students learn how to analyze weaknesses in systems, how to respond when incidents occur, and how to design systems to prevent them. The core courses are designed to ensure that students have sufficient background in both managing risks and analyzing security incidents. Further specialization can be gained by taking one of the elective courses offered.

Plan of Study (15 credits)

Core Courses (6 credits):

ITM 604       Database Design and Applications (3) OR
ITM 644 Introduction to Information and Cyber Security (3)
ITM 640       Information Security Risk Assessment (3)

Specialization Courses (3-9 credits):

ITM 641       Security Policies (3)
ITM 642       Computer Forensics OR ACC 553 Digital Forensics (3)
ITM 643       Incident Handling (3)
ITM 647       Security Implementation (3)

One of the following Elective Courses (0-6 credits, if necessary):

FOR 610      International Cyber Conflicts (3)
FOR 611      Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Forensics (3)
FOR 613      Multimedia Forensics (3)
ITM 645       Psychology and Information Security (3)
ITM 646       Mathematical Methods for Information Security (3)
ITM 691       Field Study in Information Technology Management (3) OR
                    ITM 695 Independent Study in Informaton Systems or Information Technology (3)
ACC 522     Statistical Methods for Forensic Accounting and Assurance (3)
ACC 581     Internal Controls and Financial Information Systems (3)
ACC 661     Auditing of Advanced Accounting Systems (3)