The Information Security Management Graduate Certificate provides a conceptual and practical overview of Information Security Management, preparing students to further excel in the field.
Information security is a management issue with global business implications. To succeed in today's network economy requires more than simply a focus on information technology (IT) issues. Succeeding also requires a focus on security strategy and management. IT security governance is an overarching consideration in all risk assessment and management related endeavors and is important for information security since many issues have legal, regulatory, policy, and ethical considerations. The associated risks of business today must be clearly understood and managed.
The Information Security Management Graduate Certificate offers students a conceptual and practical overview of Information Security Management. It begins with an overview of key information security management issues and principles. It presents security governance challenges including the policy, law, regulatory, and ethical accountability frameworks that information security risk managers must work within.
Program includes review courses that prepare students for the CISSP and CISA exams
Courses from this certificate can be applied towards Northeastern's MPS in Informatics or MS in Project Management
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Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
English language proficiency proof: Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management General Requirements
ITC 6300 - Foundations of Information Security
ITC 6305 - IT Infrastructure (Systems, Networks, Telecom)
ITC 6310 - Information Security Governance
ITC 6315 - Information Security Risk Management
ITC 6320 - Information Security Technology
Complete one of the following:
ITC 6325 - CISA Preparation
ITC 6330 - CISSP Preparation
MIS 6080 - Network Security Concepts
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