Information Security Management, Graduate Certificate

Information security is a management issue with global business implications. To succeed in today’s network economy requires more than simply a focus on information technology (IT) issues. Succeeding also requires a focus on security strategy and management. IT security governance is an overarching consideration in all risk-assessment and management-related endeavors and is important for information security since many issues have legal, regulatory, policy, and ethical considerations. The associated risks of business today must be clearly understood and managed.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management is designed to provide a conceptual and practical overview of information security management. It begins with an overview of key information security management issues and principles. It presents security governance challenges including the policy, law, regulatory, and ethical accountability frameworks that information security risk managers must work within. The program includes review courses that prepare students for the CISSP and CISA exams.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

ITC 6300Foundations of Information Security3
ITC 6305IT Infrastructure (Systems, Networks, Telecom)3
ITC 6310Information Security Governance3
ITC 6315Information Security Risk Management3
ITC 6320Information Security Technology3


Complete one of the following:3-4
CISA Preparation
CISSP Preparation
Network Security Concepts

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

18–19 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required