Foundations of Cybersecurity

As of fall 2016, new applications will not be accepted for this program. Current students should contact their graduate advisor to go over their plan for completing the program requirements.

The graduate certificate in Foundations of Cybersecurity examines strategies for enterprise-level responses to cybersecurity threats. Students learn to assess measures to prevent anticipated cyber intrusions, employ experiences from past cyber intrusions to mitigate future cyber threats, and formulate and implement enterprise-level policies to successfully prevent and detect cyber intrusions. The role of government regulation in cybersecurity is explored, as are legal concepts such as privacy, intellectual property, and civil liberties.

Total Semester Hours: 12

Students must take the following courses. Courses should be taken in order.

  • UCSP 615* Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0) (Must complete within first 6 credits of study.)
  • CSEC 610 Cyberspace and Cybersecurity (6)
  • CSEC 620 Human Aspects in Cybersecurity: Ethics, Legal Issues, and Psychology (6)

* The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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