Cyber Security Certificate

New ways of working via mobile devices, cloud computing and other technologies bring connectedness and exciting opportunities for innovation. But coupled with emerging cyber threats, these opportunities may also place vital data and intellectual property in vulnerable positions.

The Cyber Security Certificate provides both technical and strategic knowledge to help you fully leverage innovations while moving your organization from a reactive to a predictive approach to risk mitigation. The certificate’s applied approach to learning coupled with its flexible curriculum allows you to give particular focus to technical topics that are most important to you.

How You Will Benefit

  • Discover the latest research and techniques for protecting valuable assets
  • Learn to apply systems engineering principles to build a more resilient enterprise
  • Develop deeper technical knowledge of emerging threats and mitigation strategies for reducing the risk
  • Learn to view vulnerabilities from the perspective of the intruder so that you may design more secure products, services and processes
  • Establish a decision-making framework for more effectively evaluating the costs and benefits of appropriate defensive strategies based on the risk your organization is facing
  • Practice newly learned skills through hands-on labs and exercises
  • Gain a competitive edge by effectively designing holistic rather than piecemeal solutions that consider interdependencies of cyber security.

Who Should Participate

This certificate is designed for technical professionals who seek to develop deeper and broader knowledge as they take on growing responsibilities for securing organizational assets. This audience includes but is not limited to:

  • Engineers and scientists who aspire to move into more senior security positions and need a broader base of knowledge
  • IT professionals moving into information security roles
  • Product designers
  • Managers recently been tasked with oversight of this complex area

Delivery Method


Certificate Requirements

  • Effective January 2015, courses can only be applied to one certificate. If a core course for a certificate has already been applied to a previously-awarded certificate, then an additional elective must be taken.
  • Certificates must be completed within 6 years; courses completed more than 6 years ago may not be applied toward certificate
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech