Cybersecurity and Information Security

This course introduces participants to the fields of Cybersecurity and Information Systems Security (ISS). The course is designed to deliver broad coverage of the theory and practices of information security in an applied format. Given the symbiotic relationship between ISS and cybersecurity, both topics will be covered. Course materials are delivered by practitioners and experts in the field of cybersecurity through lectures, discussions, lab sessions, and class projects.

Key areas of coverage include system security analysis, threats and vulnerabilities, enterprise system monitoring, attack detection and defensive measures, malware behavior and detection, risk and recovery management, network security risks and defensive tools, cryptography, security standards, cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT), applications of artificial intelligence/machine learning in cybersecurity, and security systems audits.

The course is intended and is best suited for the following prospective participants:

  • Individuals with an interest in information systems security and cybersecurity who want to pursue a career in IT security
  • College graduates with a minimum of bachelor’s degree in information technology, or related practical experience in business, science, engineering, software programing, or data processing
  • Employees of companies with an interest in applying the principles of information security in their organizations
  • Business/corporate executives and managers with an interest in becoming knowledgeable about the assessment, selection, implementation and effective operation of cybersecurity solutions

Prerequisite: Networking knowledge or degree or equivalent practical experience in science, engineering, software, and IT or IT support is recommended.

Tuition: $3,495

Course Length: 96 hours, classroom (12 Saturdays)
Next Course Begins: Saturday, Feb 16 - May 4, 2019 / 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • 96 hours, classroom (12 Saturdays)
Optional (no extra cost, highly recommended):
  • 7 hours, pre-program training in Computer Communication & Networking on Saturday, Feb 9
  • 10 hours, weekday online help sessions - remote access
Total: 113 available hours (96 required, 17 optional)

Upcoming Information Sessions
If you missed our recent information session or cannot attend, please contact Hamid Arjmand at or 404-727-5513.