Information Systems Security Certificate

Securing and safeguarding data and information is an ever-increasing urgent concern, especially in a post-9/11 world. The information systems security certificate focuses on skills that allow students to design a secured system and make recommendations for the protection of sensitive corporate data in accordance with commerce and privacy regulations. Students learn how to secure network systems (LAN, WAN, wireless). Topics include VPN, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography, anti-virus, anti-spam and application security techniques. Students also learn the managerial and administrative aspects of security such as vulnerabilities, countermeasures, network security architectures, policy development and legal/ regulatory issues, risk management and disaster recovery planning.



About the Information Systems Security Certificate

Information Systems Security Course Schedule

The Information Systems Security Course Schedule page provides you with detailed information on the program's offerings.

Information Systems Security Faculty

You can find a full listing of instructors for this certificate program on the Information Systems Security Faculty page.

Admission for Information Systems Security

Applicants to this certificate program must hold a graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college, university or its foreign equivalent. Three to five years of professional experience in the related field is recommended but not required. A list of admission requirements can be found on our Information Systems Security Admission page.

Information Systems Security Tuition

Tuition costs can vary for each of our programs. For the most up-to-date information on financial obligations, please visit our Information Systems Security Tuition page.

Information Systems Security Registration Information

Our Information Systems Security Registration Information page outlines important dates and deadlines as well as the process for adding and dropping courses.

Additional Information

Applicants must possess a graduate degree in order to be considered for this program. However no prior IT experience or coursework is required.

Accepted students must successfully complete CIS 413 prior to enrolling in CIS 452.


Find out more about Northwestern's Information Systems Security Certificate

^ Back to top ^