Program Code: CGRCYSEC
The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security is a, fully online 12-credit hour program that provides, students technical and analytical skills required, for successful careers in the growing field of, cyber security by providing rigorous hands-on, training in all of the knowledge areas needed to, earn the industry leading ISC2's SSCP (Systems, Security Certified Practitioner) and Comp TIA's, Security+ Certifications. The four graduate, classes also count towards Mercyhurst's masters in, cyber security program; allowing students to, complete their masters degree by successfully, completing and additional 8 online classes.
Computing & Information Science studies the design, application, use, impact, and ethical implications of computational principles and technology. This foundational class prepares students for advanced courses in Data Sciences, Cyber Secutity, and Cyber Risk Management. Topics covered include: computer organization, data structures, computer programming, networking concepts, computer security, and ethics.
This course introduces students to network security and information security. The student will be introduced to network vulnerabilities and threats and how to safeguard computer networks from those vulnerabilities and threats. This course will expose the student to network security planning, network security technology, network security organization, confidentiality and authentication protocols, botnets, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and communication privacy and anonymity.
This course focuses on the security aspects of systems that are compose of components and connections and use software. It addresses the security issues of connecting components and using them within larger systems. It covers the principles, models and techniques of access control, authentication, secure communication and audit, system's virtualization, real-time systems, software and OS security.