Cybersecurity Management Certificate

Manage Information Infrastructure

Through a partnership with the University of Dallas Gupta School of Business, Queens McColl School of Business students may complete a Cybersecurity Management Certificate 100% online or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

Gain Hands-On Experience

In your cybersecurity courses online, you will have the opportunity to study real cybersecurity breach cases, interface with security experts and conduct lab simulations such as penetration testing and post-exploitation exercises. Ultimately, these fundamental data protection techniques will help you understand how information technology supports business strategy.

Cybersecurity classes also include collaborative problem-solving projects after which you will write your own reports, a crucial skill in management-related cybersecurity careers. You will be prepared to make day-to-day operating decisions as well as long-range strategic decisions.

Career Outlook: Advance in Cybersecurity Careers

Your online cybersecurity certificate can lead to leadership positions such as an information security manager and network security specialist. You will be well-equipped for success in cybersecurity careers with skills in data processing, regulatory and compliance environments, identification of potential risks and cybersecurity solutions.

Computer and information technology occupations are expected to grow faster than the average for other professions at 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 The need for greater information security and defense strategies will increase the need for cybersecurity managers and administrators.

Information Security Manager

$114,676/year

As an information security manager, you would maintain security protocols, oversee IT professionals and identify and prevent security issues. For this position, you would need strong cybersecurity, security risk management and security testing skills.2

Security Manager, Information Technology (IT)

$108,464/year

As an IT security manager, you could work for a variety of organizations, both governmental and private, by managing and supervising computer systems/software engineers, programmers and other staff. You would direct their staff to install and calibrate computer security and preventative software on a regular basis.3

You may also qualify for these titles:

  • Network Security Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Systems Manager
  • Cybersecurity Network Manager
  • Cybersecurity Officer

Curriculum

Cybersecurity courses online are designed for your success, with learning experiences that foster your ability to apply principles of data protection to data at rest, data in motion and data in processing.

The online cybersecurity certificate requires the completion of five courses. You can choose one elective course to personalize your certificate.

Learn more about our Cybersecurity Management Certificate. Call us at 866-313-2356 to speak with an enrollment counselor, or request more information.

Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 10, 2020). Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved Aug. 19, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm.
  2. PayScale. (Aug. 4, 2020). Average Information Security Manager Salary. Retrieved Aug. 19, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Information_Security_Manager/Salary.
  3. PayScale. (Aug. 20, 2020). Average Security Manager, IT Salary. Retrieved Aug. 20, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Security_Manager%2C_IT/Salary.