Cybersecurity Analyst

Cyber Threat and Response and Cybersecurity Analyst Programs

135 hours.

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:

Information Security Analysts $30-45/hr.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $24-37/hr.
Computer User Support Specialists $16-27/hr.

These certificate programs will teach cybersecurity architecture and tools. Students will use tools and guidelines to build a set of security policies and procedures. Students will also design a layered security architecture and analyze it for flaws. Students use industry standards for software security. The review, selection, and assembly of tools for performing threat and incident management will also be covered.

Topics include:

  • Cybersecurity architecture
  • Info security framework
  • Remediation of identity and access management issues.
  • Common exploits used to compromise identity
  • Data analytics to determine appropriate compensating controls
  • Defense-in-depth to secure networks and systems.
  • Secure coding as a part of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Common cybersecurity tools & technologies

Receive both certificates by completing three courses:

COMP 655 Cyber Threat and Vulnerability
COMP 656 Cyber Incident Response
COMP 657 Cyber Security Architecture


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