The undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is cross-listed between the School of Business & Technology and the School of Liberal Arts. This 16-credit undergraduate certificate comprises introductory courses in cybersecurity technology and fundamental knowledge in cybercrime investigation.
All students will be required to complete the capstone course, CYS 460, at Excelsior College. Approved courses from other institutions may be accepted in transfer for the remaining requirements.
Credits earned for the undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity may transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Business or Information Technology programs from the School of Business & Technology, or the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with a major in Criminal Justice from the School of Liberal Arts
Upon successful completion of the Excelsior College undergraduate certificate in Cybersecurity, the student will be able to:
- Explain incident response handling, incident coordination, and ethical and legal issues.
- Explain the process of building and coordinating a Security Incident Response team and a Product Security team.
- Assess security risk and vulnerability of existing and proposed information systems.
- Investigate cyber crime and apply best practices for managing attack situations with a Security Incident Response team.
- Explain how to build relationships with other Incident Response teams, organizations, and law enforcement to improve incident response effectiveness.
Excelsior College is recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the NSA and DHS.