The certificate in Cyber Network Defense provides students with the foundational skills to apply defensive measures to networks and information systems. Students in the certificate program will gain an understanding of computer hardware and system software. The program will provide education related to all aspects of information security including technical security, communications security, encryption, personnel security and operations and security. The legal, technical, and ethical aspects of computer network investigations will be covered. In addition, students will gain an understanding of malware threats and will perform hands-on vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.
Total credit hours required for the certificate: 18