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Online Certificate in Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention (CTAP)

With advanced technology becoming more readily available and affordable on a global scale, our personal information and financial security — and our very safety — are more at risk than ever before. This has led to growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals to protect local, state, and national interests from cyber threats and cyber terrorism.

Designed for working professionals with experience as technical and analytical personnel in the security field, the CTAP graduate certificate is open to candidates who hold a bachelor's degree. It's ideal for professionals who are responsible for technical analysis of and solutions to hacking, espionage, security, and terrorism over networks and the internet.

Apply Graduate Certificate Credits Toward Your Master's Degree

The 12 credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security - Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention option, if you apply and are accepted into the program. 

Penn State's CTAP Graduate Certificate Curriculum

The CTAP graduate certificate can prepare you to understand cyberattacks, cyber laws and regulations, cyber terrorism, network vulnerabilities, system threats, and surveillance protocols. You can acquire the skills needed to prevent, respond to, and recover from cyber threats and attacks. The curriculum focuses on building your knowledge in these key areas:

  • policies and programs within homeland security administration
  • social and ethical issues relating to homeland security
  • domestic and global views of violence and terrorism
  • data collection and analysis
  • privacy and security in the digital age

Information for Military and Veterans

Are you a member of the military, a veteran, or a military spouse? Please visit our military website for additional information regarding financial aid, transfer credits, or application instructions.