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The online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity – Critical Infrastructure was designed by top cybersecurity professionals working in the utility industries to prepare mid-career professionals with the skills and competencies required to secure critical major utility infrastructures, such as power grids and water purification systems.
The 15-credit program is designed to help current utility employees advance professionally in the cybersecurity field and prepares IT professionals to transition into the utility industry.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information system analysts is expected to grow by 18 percent through 2024.
Utilities have unique security requirements given their use of geographically distributed high performance networks, requirements for both safety and reliability and compliance standards. Building and maintaining secure utilities networks requires specialized knowledge and skills that include a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity frameworks, a firm awareness of utility business practices and a thorough understanding of operational technologies. In this program, students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to secure critical infrastructure systems.
|CYB-521: Foundation of Utility Cybersecurity||(3)|
|CYB-522: Cybersecurity Risk Management in Utility Environments||(3)|
|CYB-523: Protective Security Controls in Utility Systems and Networks||(3)|
|CYB-524: Monitoring, Detection, Response and Recovery in Utility Environments||(3)|
|CYB-525: Integrating Cybersecurity into the System Lifecycle||(3)|
Graduates of this program will be able to: