Information Security (Certificate)
The Information Security graduate certificate is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. An Information Security certificate prepares students to analyze security needs, provide effective solutions, and fill a critical niche in organizations. The Information Security graduate certificate is offered online or on campus in the evenings, or in a combination of both to meet the needs of busy adults seeking to expand their current skillset in information security. Certificate students will examine practical issues such as setting up a secure network, securing servers, and handling information security incidents. The practical labs give Information Security graduate certificate students the hands−on experience they need using industry−current tools geared for security.
Certificate students will be prepared for real−world security challenges with a rigorous education from professional practitioners who work in information security. Certificate students will learn to design secure applications, implement access controls, establish secure operations, and control physical security, all while they use encryption, secure networks, and maintain business continuity. Become an indispensable expert in determining Return on Security Investment (ROSI) and develop security policies and procedures that protect your organization from internal and external threats. Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Security Management.
Security Management Outcomes
This program prepares students to:
- Lead the strategic, planning, and management efforts of private and public sector organizations
- Evaluate and analyze emerging security issues, regulations, and threats
- Analyze financial implications of security programs and options
- Protect vital assets such as people, physical structures and equipment, intellectual property, information and maintain post-incident continuity of operations
The Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Security requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).Concentration Courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Professional Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
Further Study - 8 qtr. hrs (Choose 2)
Further Studies Options allow students to customize their degrees to match their career needs by either choosing in-depth study in their concentration by selecting three of the following courses, or exploring other options by using our Degree Builder tool.
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Careers in Information Security Certficate
Chief Information Security Officer, Information Security Analyst, Information Technology Specialist, Information Systems Administrator, Network Architect, Security Officer, Network Security Analyst.
Risk assessment, security design, research, development, analysis, technical support, management, coordination, monitoring, evaluation.
Data security and cybersecurity are both part of a huge trend that is establishing information security as the best career option in the coming years. From private businesses to government agencies (public sector jobs within the NSA and Homeland Security are growing, according to the New York Times), information security professionals are in high demand. "This year and next year, bar none, security is the smart place to be in IT," says David Foote of Foote Partners LLC, a leading IT employment research firm. Employment will grow faster than the average and employers prefer candidates to have a graduate degree with technology as a core component, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are only 1,000 U.S. security specialists with the skills necessary to operate in cyberspace and the country needs about 10,000 to 30,000 such professionals, according to Info.IntelligenceCareers.com.
Careers In Security Management
Secure your future.
Security Magazine reports that a growing trend in the security management field includes business continuity and crisis management, as well as going green—from using hybrid cars to creating green systems for IT. Emergency management is seeing an increase in career opportunities, with a 21% job growth projected through 2018. Whether you are pursuing a career in IT security or physical security, the security management field is bustling with opportunity, particularly homeland security. Information security and cybersecurity continues to grow as a priority among businesses and the government, and a graduate degree in the field is becoming the minimum requirement, according to a 2010 Career Trends survey. Research shows a huge shortage of IT security professionals, making this a profession worth pursuing to secure your future.
Find your niche!
Security today is complex and in a burgeoning integrative world, effective professionals are in high demand to forge the way past the potential threats. So what are the emerging security trends? Extensible Threat Management Systems (XTM's), Two Factor Authentication, Encryption, Hosted Security, Internet Filtering, Endpoint Security, Low Footprint Anti-Virus, VoiP Security, Compliance, Convergence of Voice and Data. In the cybersecurity world, web applications account for 55% of threats, according to the IBM X-Force Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report. Beyond the IT realm of security, environmental threats and disasters also need the proper planning and management, for incidents such as hurricanes, oil spills, and fires. For job opportunities dealing with these threats, look to the government, military, financial institutions, educational facilities, or hospitals.
Where are they now?
University College alumni who graduated from the Security Management program have job titles such as Software Engineer, Senior Manager, Correctional Systems Officer, Supervisory Special Agent, and Investigator II at companies and organizations such as the FBI, Office of the Attorney General for Colorado, Lockheed Martin, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Bristol Myers Squibb.
Trends: Extensible Threat Management Systems (XTM's), Two Factor Authentication, Encryption, Hosted Security, Internet Filtering, Endpoint Security, Low Footprint Anti−Virus, VoiP Security, Compliance, Convergence of Voice and Data
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