Information Security Management Graduate Certificate: Information Session

Event Details

March 24, 2017
11:00 am-11:30 am

Computer Science Building

Room: Room 151

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Fontes
413-545-3024

Come learn about CICS’s new graduate certificate program in Information Security Management. This program offers training in applied information security, policy, and risk management. This five-course certificate is geared towards students who seek new or expanded roles in information security, whether in corporate, government, or educational institutions. This is the first series of graduate-level courses from CICS that are geared towards students with experience in information technology, and it does not assume a computer science undergraduate degree.

The next course, Introduction to Computer Security (CICS 597C), will begin on April 4. This 3-credit, accelerated course ends on May 25, and is available to students seeking in-person instruction or remote participation via online materials.  The course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of computer and network security with a focus on both fundamentals and practical information. The key topics of this course are: applied cryptography; protecting users, data, and services; network security, and common threats and defense strategies. Students will complete practical hands-on exercises and assignments. The course is geared towards students with a background in information technology, but it does not assume a computer science undergraduate degree.

Learn more about the certificate program:  http://infosec.cs.umass.edu/

We request that you register for the information session, but it is not necessary:  goo.gl/X1eN4D

Note:  UMass employees and their dependents receive a 50% credit on all CPE courses.