Information Security Management Online Graduate Certificate Overview
The University of West Florida’s fully online graduate certificate in information security management teaches you to develop policies and procedures that ensure the safety of an organization’s information assets without harming productivity. Using risk assessment, you will learn to identify potential threats, design mitigation plans and identify the ethical dilemmas that occur in the context of cybersecurity. Through discussion and practice, you will be able to design the conceptual and technical aspects of information security management solutions.
This online certificate is only available to graduate non-degree seeking students. Degree-seeking students cannot pursue this certificate.
Candidates for This Program Include:
- Working professionals who seek career advancement or leadership positions
- Graduate non-degree seeking students
You Will Be Able To:
- Perform a risk assessment to identify potential threats and design mitigation plans
- Articulate conceptual and technical aspects of information security management solutions to team members, managers and clients
- Identify the ethical dilemmas that occur in the context of cybersecurity
- Design, develop and build an information security management solution
Courses and Requirements
The online certificate requires completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher. All prerequisites must be met in order to enroll in these courses. Participants must secure a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the courses required by the certificate.
- ISM 5222 - Business Data Communication
3.0 Credit Hours
Business Data Communication
Explores the technology and management concepts, issues and decisions related to the infrastructure required to support end-to-end, partner-to-partner electronic business processes required to support end-to-end, partner-to-partner electronic business processes. Additionally, the course provides an overview of basic network management and security concepts. Offered concurrently with ISM 4483; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Prerequisite: ISM 3011
- ISM 5327 - Legal, Ethical and Human Aspects of Cybersecurity
3 Credit Hours
Legal, Ethical and Human Aspects of Cybersecurity
This course addresses the human facets of cybersecurity. Coverage will include ethics, legal and regulatory environment, psychology and hacker culture. The focus will be on the human element and the motivation and deterrence of cyber-crimes. Offered concurrently with ISM 4320; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Graduate student status is required.
- ISM 5328 - Cybersecurity Risk Management
3 Credit Hours
Cybersecurity Risk Management
This course focuses on the application of risk management theory and principles to information security policy. An additional major area of focus is incident response and contingency planning consisting of incident response planning, disaster recovery planning and business continuity planning. Offered concurrently with ISM 4321; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Graduate student status is required.
- ISM 6326 - Information Systems Auditing and Control
3 Credit Hours
Information Systems Auditing and Control
Focuses on the role of management in controlling information technology and understanding the risks of a highly interconnected business environment. Topics include information security; contingency planning; desktop computer controls; systems development controls;computer center operation controls; and assurance of information related to on-line, client-server, web-based, internet, cloud computing, virtualization and other advanced computer topics. This course will cover all the topic areas and prepare the student to take the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam.
- ISM 5222 - Business Data Communication
To be considered for admission to the University of West Florida’s online Information Security Management Graduate Certificate program, you must be admitted to the University as a graduate non-degree seeking student.
How to Apply
Once accepted as a graduate non-degree seeking student, students should contact the MBA department and speak to an advisor about course availability and scheduling. Then, new students should complete the online Graduate Certificate Declaration Form on MyUWF.
Have questions about this program or the admissions process? Contact our graduate admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a current UWF student, please reach out to the department academic advisor.
Costs & Financial Aid
|In-State Tuition||$384.60 per credit hour||$4,615.20|
|Full Out-of-State Tuition||$1,044.24 per credit hour||$12,530.88|
|90% Out-of-State Tuition Waiver||$478.83 per credit hour||$5,745.96|
Tuition waivers cover up to 90 percent of the non-resident portion of your tuition and are available to non-Florida residents (including international students) admitted to online programs and registered for online courses in active pursuit of that degree or certificate. You must pay all other assessed tuition and fees.
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and course availability. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes up to 12 months to complete.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Alabama Differential Out-of-State Tuition
Residents of Alabama are eligible for Alabama Differential Tuition, a reduced out-of-state tuition rate. For more information and to verify residency status for tuition purposes, new undergraduate students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and new graduate students should contact the Graduate School. Current enrolled students should contact the Office of the Registrar.
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With an online Information Security Management Graduate Certificate, you can go on to other degree programs or pursue advancement in many careers.
Information Security Analysts
These employees are responsible for overseeing cybersecurity in businesses and organizations. They work with both software and hardware to make sure the business runs smoothly. Information security analysts may also teach other employees how to protect their information and address their concerns. In 2018, information security analysts made a median annual salary of $98,350. Available jobs are predicted to grow 32 percent through 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Management analysts measure the efficiency of businesses and organizations to maximize their potential. They address ongoing issues, interview employees, recommend changes and support their work with data. This in-demand field is expected to grow 14 percent through 2028. The median annual salary for management analysts in 2018 was $83,610.
Database administrators organize large amounts of data and optimize databases to function most efficiently. Maintaining database security is crucial because databases could contain personal or financial information. In 2018, these employees made a median annual salary of $90,070. Employment opportunities for database administrators will increase by 9 percent through 2028.