Companies wishing to maintain their position in Northern Virginia’s digital economy have a great need for skilled information security managers. In response to this need, the University of Virginia’s Northern Virginia Center has developed a six-course graduate certificate program in Information Security Management (ISM). The ISM is designed to provide Dynamic Security Architecture; Creating and Conducting a Security Audit; Threat Assessment and Security Measures; and Understanding Technology Used in an Open Access Environment.
The target audience for the ISM program is managers from all educational backgrounds who have been charged with overseeing the security function. Students from both the public and private sectors will benefit from this instruction that emphasizes industry standards and emerging technologies. The goal of the ISM program is building the skills needed to manage the information security function for commercial, government, and non-profit enterprises. The curriculum reviews effective security practices, explores methods in network security, and covers a variety of practical security management measures to provide security managers with the essential tools needed to develop company standards, manage policies, and explore issues in the area of internal and external threat management.
Contact the program director of the center for specific information regarding admission, transfer credit, and certificate completion requirements.
Designed as an 18-credit program, this graduate certificate consists of six required courses.