Information Security (CERT)
The Information Security certificate provides students with the necessary knowledge in information security principles and practices and an understanding of how information security functions in an organization from both business and technology aspects. The program will engage students with a thorough review of viruses, worms, backdoors, Trojan horses, Rootkits, and other threats. Students will analyze malware in order to understand the infection, propagation, and deception mechanisms of these attack vectors. It will also focus on risk assessment to identify reasonably foreseeable internal and external risks to the security, confidentiality and integrity of user information and assess the sufficiency of any safeguards in place to control these risks.
The certificate may not be eligible for federal financial aid. Speak with the Campus Hub for details.
Prerequisites to the MajorStudents planning to take CIS 460 must have basic knowledge of or experience in data communications and networking (equivalent of CIS 360). Students planning to take CIS 442 must have basic knowledge of or experience in databases (equivalent of CIS 340).
Major Restricted Electives
Choose 12 Credit(s).
Prerequisites: EE 107 or CIS 121 or an approved substitute.
Prerequisites: CIS 350, CIS 440
Prerequisites: CIS 350
Prerequisites: CIS 360