Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) throughout the program.

Required Courses
INSC 561Web Security and Privacy3
IST 554Network Management and Security3
Electives
Select at least two of the following:6
Computer and Cyber Forensics
Data Visualization
Network and Predictive Analytics for Socio-Technical Systems
Cybersecurity Analytics
Total Credits12

Courses

Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Effectively communicate cyber security knowledge, including vulnerability, threat, cyberattack analysis, and suspicious and attack findings in written formats in a manner appropriate to the audience.
  2. Collect and Analyze data to uncover, detect, and analyse network suspicious activities and cyberattacks.
  3. Demonstrate understandings and skills to plan, protect, respond, mitigate, and recover from cyber threats and attacks.

Contact

Campus Great Valley
Graduate Program Head Guanghua Qiu
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Guanghua Qiu
Program Contact

Sharon Veronica Patterson
svp40@psu.edu
(610) 648-3318

Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Guanghua Qiu
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Guanghua Qiu
Program Contact

Sharon Veronica Patterson
Penn State Great Valley
30 East Swedesford Road
Malvern PA 19355
svp40@psu.edu
(610) 648-3318

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