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Information Session: Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Event Details

August 25, 2017
12:00 pm

Computer Science Building

Room: 151

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Nancy Fontes

Learn about the College of Information and Computer Sciences' (CICS) Graduate Certificate in Information Security. Whether your role is directly related to information security or you just want to gain skills in this rapidly growing field, this program offers training in applied information technology security, policy,and risk management. Learn how to protect and preserve corporate, nonprofit, government and educational information assets.  

Information Risk Management (INFOSEC 690R) begins on September 5. This course reviews information governance, information technology policy, privacy and security, regulatory compliance and project management as a comprehensive program applicable to any corporate network system. In this course, we will review the most contemporary literature as it is still developing on this topic as well as engage students in a case study that will allow them to make connections between the academic literature and actual practice. Classes are offered in person and by remote participation.

System Defense and Test (INFOSEC 690S) will begin on October 31. This class trains students to detect and analyze weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems as a method of assessing the security of a system. Such techniques have various names, including Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. We focus on tools and techniques that an attacker would employ but from the perspective of an ethical system administrator. Topics include tools and techniques for penetration testing and attacks, information gathering, social engineering, and defenses. Specific topics include malware, denial of service attacks, SQL injection, buffer overflow, session hijacking, and system hacking, network sniffing and scans, wireless encryption weaknesses and other WiFi issues, IDS/rewall evasion, metasploit tools, physical security, and setting up honeypots. Classes are offered online only.  

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Note: UMass employees and their dependents receive a 50% credit on all Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) classes. 

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