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Graduate Certificate in
Information Systems Cybersecurity


Penn State's online interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Cybersecurity provides a solid graduate-level education for mid- to high-level information technology professionals in all industry sectors who desire to strengthen their knowledge and skills in information security and information security management. All candidates must complete 15 credits to earn the certificate.

Course List — Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Cybersecurity 

Required Courses (12 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Network Security IST 451 Fundamental issues and concepts of network security, network security technologies and protocols, and emerging technologies in network security. 3 credits

Network Management and Security

IST 554 Essential skills and knowledge for effectively utilizing networks and Internet technologies to facilitate, manage, and secure data communications and applications. 3 credits
Foundations of Information Security and Assurance IST 815 This course provides theoretical and applied foundations of information security and assurance. 3 credits
Knowledge Management IST 852 This course provides a foundation in knowledge management concepts and paradigms, emphasizing computational methodologies and tools for supporting data and knowledge management practices. 3 credits
(Select 3 credits from the following courses or other courses as approved by the college.)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Computer and Cyber Forensics IST 454 Fundamental issues and concepts of computer forensics; aspects of computer and cybercrime; methods to uncover, protect, exploit, and document digital evidence; tools, techniques, and procedures to perform computer and cybercrime investigation. 3 credits
Information Security Management IST 456 Contemporary security issues; security management processes, architecture, and models; risk analysis and management; security planning, analysis, and safeguards; security policies development and administration; contingency planning, incidence handling, and response; and security standards and certification processes. 3 credits
Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management IST 564 This course examines the fundamental elements of crisis, disaster, risk, and emergency management. 3 credits

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