Cybersecurity Fundamentals

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Program Credits

The growing number of cyberattacks on national and organizational information technology infrastructures highlights the rapidly growing demand for professionally trained experts in cybersecurity. The undergraduate certificate in Cybersecurity introduces students to the knowledge and skills needed to enter the field of cybersecurity.

Upon completion of this certificate, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply cybersecurity tools and methods to defend systems and organizations against cyber attacks.
  • Prevent cybersecurity threats and attacks and mitigate the impact of vulnerabilities.
  • Analyze and navigate policy, legal, ethical, and compliance aspects of cybersecurity.

The 12-credit undergraduate certificate is designed as a standalone stackable credential. Credits can also be applied to the 120-credit B.S. in Cybersecurity, or as electives in another B.S. program.

Certificate Requirements and Courses
  • CYBS2000 Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • INFS3230 Computer Networking
  • INFS3235 Network Security
  • CYBS4300 Cybersecurity Risk Management
Contact Us

Wu, Peter Y. Dr. Jamie Pinchot

Department Head, Computer and Information Systems
Professor of Computer and Information Systems

Phone: 412-397-6050

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Fundamentals of Computer Networking
Network Security
Cybersecurity Risk Management