Cyber Security (Certificate)

With rapidly growing popularity of Internet-connected electronic devices and systems, cybercrimes are affecting governments, organizations and individuals. The cybersecurity certificate program offers you the knowledge and tools to mitigate a variety of cyber attacks.

For the detailed requirements, please refer to the Cyber security (Certificate) Curriculum.

Note:  This Cyber Security certificate program is only for students pursuing the B.S. in Computer Science degree. Individuals interested in stand-alone Cyber Security certifications must call the Center of Defense and Homeland Security at 910-672-2006 for information.

Why Choose Cyber Security?

A cyber security certificate could help you understand the risks and vulnerabilities in cyber systems, learn how to use security mechanisms and cryptographic algorithms to protect electronic devices and networked systems. Particularly for computer science majors, earning a cyber security certificate could add significant value and help you stand out from other computer professionals.

What Will You Learn?

  • Learn the fundamentals of information security in both theory and practice
  • Familiarize with key principles including confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, authorization and non-repudiation
  • Introduce yourself to threat models, auditing, accountability, basic concepts of cryptography
  • Create a framework for understanding operations, physical, network, OS and application security
  • Study mobile and web security
  • Explore threats, malwares and mitigations