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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
Nancy Fontes

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:

We request that you register for the information session, but it is not necessary:

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