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Graduate Cybersecurity Management Certificate

The graduate Cybersecurity Certificate from Excelsior College is designed for working adults who hold a bachelor's degree and seek a short, practical route to management-level positions in cybersecurity.

In this 16-credit online cybersecurity program, you'll acquire advanced expertise that you can use immediately in your job, while building up credits that can apply toward a master's degree, should you decide to pursue one.

You'll take online cybersecurity management classes where and when they fit into your schedule, so they won't conflict with work or family activities. Courses are led by industry experts and focus on the most current trends and practices in cybersecurity management, including:

  • Ethical and legal aspects of cybersecurity
  • Information assurance
  • IT risk analysis

Excelsior has offered innovative educational solutions for working adults since 1971. We specialize in career-oriented programs that combine high quality with flexibility and convenience.

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Graduate Cybersecurity Management Certificate Credit Requirements

Credit Requirements

The 16-credit graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management is a graduate-level certificate comprised of five graduate-level courses. This certificate will serve as a lead-in to the MBA concentration in Cybersecurity Management or the Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity.

Depending on content, students may transfer in up to 8 credits into the certificate program. All students must complete the capstone course, CYS 590, at Excelsior College.

Credits earned for the graduate Cybersecurity Management Certificate may transfer into the MBA or Master of Science in Cybersecurity from the School of Business & Technology, or the Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the School of Liberal Arts.

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management, the student will be able to:

  • Apply effective information security techniques to monitor, maintain, and enhance the protection of enterprise-wide information assets.
  • Implement an Incident Response team that legally, ethically, and efficiently responds to cyber incidents.
  • Detect, analyze, and respond to cyber attacks on networks and computer systems.
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of existing and proposed information systems.
  • Utilize the best sources of information available related to cyber-security issues, threats, and recovery.
  • Apply strategies to build relationships with other Incident Response teams, organizations, and law enforcement to improve incident response effectiveness.

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National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College

The National Cybersecurity Institute is an academic and research center dedicated to assisting government, industry, military, and academic sectors meet the challenges in cybersecurity policy, technology, and education. The Institute's unique team of cybersecurity experts draws from different industries and organizations who are working together to educate and advise the public and private sectors on today's cybersecurity issues and needs.

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Recognition for Cybersecurity Programs

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security designated Excelsior as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, a recognition which extends through 2019.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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