Colorado Christian University
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Cyber Security Certificate Programs
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Cyber Security Certificate Programs

Online Certificate Program Options in Cyber Security

According to Cyber Security Online, 2017 was a year dominated by news of data breaches and new cyber security threats, from major hacks affecting companies like Equifax and Verizon to ransomware attacks such as the global WannaCry incident. A certificate geared toward cyber security will equip you with the required technical skills and business knowledge to protect yourself online, your business, or your organization’s key assets. Students can earn a certificate in cyber security as a stand-alone program.

Online Cyber Criminology Certificate (9 credit hours)

The online Cyber Criminology Certificate will teach you critical skills required to understand the mind of a cyber criminal. This certification will provide an in-depth introduction to the field of criminology as it relates to cyber crime. You will learn how to apply social and behavioral methods to study the causes and consequence of crimes that occur in cyberspace. You will also examine various types of computer-based criminal activity as well as the social and psychological factors that contribute to life of cyber crime. Jobs for an educated professional in cyber criminology include: Cyber Criminologist, Expert Witness, Cyber Psychologist, and Digital Forensics Investigator.

Online Cyber Defense Certificate (9 credit hours)

CCU's online Cyber Defense Certificate will teach you critical skills required to go into the field of cyber defense. This certification will provide an in-depth introduction to the principles of cyber defenses: prevention and protection; detection and management of incidents; and responses and interventions. This certification also cover security architecture and design; intrusion detection and prevention systems; security information event management systems and log analysis; and disaster recovery planning. Jobs for an educated professional in cyber defense include: Digital Forensics Investigator, Cyber Network Analyst, Cyber Security Architect, Cyber Security Researcher, and Cyber Security Professor.

Online Cyber Offense Certificate (9 credit hours)

The online Cyber Offense Certificate will teach you critical skills required to go into the field of cyber offense or white hat hacking. The certification courses will cover introduction principles including ethical hacking using the Cyber Kill Chain Model. This consists of seven steps: reconnaissance, weaponization, delivery, exploit, installation, command & control, and actions on objectives. The Cyber Kill Chain model describes the phases of a targeted cyber attack. Ethical hacking is used by cyber practitioners to find vulnerabilities before an attacker is able to exploit them. Jobs for an educated professional in cyber defense include: Ethical (White Hat) Hacker, Cyber Security Architect, Cyber Security Researcher, and Cyber Security Professor.

Online Cyber Policy Certificate (9 credit hours)

The online Cyber Policy Certificate will teach you critical skills required to set key standards within the field of cyber security. This certification will provide an in-depth introduction to cyber security governance, which is the process of managing, directing, controlling, and influencing organizational decisions, actions, and behaviors. The certification will also introduce you to the major security policies through which governance is applied through compliance audits. It covers standards in several domains to include government, health, finance, and commercial industry. Jobs for an educated professional in cyber defense include: Cyber Policy Specialist, Cyber Security Director, Cyber Security Architect, and Cyber Security Professor.

 

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