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Information Security for Business

This short-term certificate, Information Security for Business, provides the foundation information security concepts starting with understanding risk concepts and addressing them through organizational elements and technology.  This certificate is designed for the business owner who does not have extensive cyber security hands-on technology background but who does have extensive hands-on business technology background and needs an understanding of information security issues and procedures.  Students who successfully complete this certificate are eligible to take an industry certification examination.

 

CompTIA   Security+ is approved by U.S. Dept. of Defense to meet IA technical and management certification requirements.  The Security+ exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk.  Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities.

 

Certificate Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Understand the implications of security as part of business continuity planning.
  2. Develop policy as it relates to security of data, release of information, and social media.
  3. Discuss legal compliance topics in a business environment.
  4. Investigate techniques and accounting principles focused on the detection of fraud.

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