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Information Security Risk Management Online Graduate Certificate Program


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Semester Schedule

Two 8-Week Terms Per Semester

Three Semesters Per Year

Credit Hours Required


Time Commitment

15-20 hours per course per week*

*some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites Cost

Cost per Credit


$398 Military Service Members


Fast & Free Application

Apply By

July 31, 2020

Classes Start

August 31, 2020

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Explore Information Security Risk Management

Learn to assess, classify and manage information security risk in organizations through a graduate certificate in information security risk management. Designed for business professionals responsible for risk management activities, this program will give you an introduction to information systems, teach you to identify and categorize risk, and oversee resource allocation and budgeting.

This certificate can be taken as a standalone program, or embedded in Champlain's online MBA and master's in information security programs, should you wish to continue your education. 

Today's business professionals require information security skills, and need to understand the basics of risk management in order to protect organizational assets and effectively lead an information security team.

A graduate certificate will help you advance your career, highlight in-demand skills, showcase subject matter expertise, and gain knowledge that can be applied to your workplace from day one.

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Accomplish More With A Graduate Certificate in Information Security Risk Management

Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028 - much faster than the average for all occupations.

A specialized certificate can help you build new skills, differentiate your resume, and demonstrate your value as an employee in your current organization.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019

Top Reasons To Earn a Graduate Certificate

  • Climb the career ladder
  • Build New Skills
  • Earn a recognized credential
  • Differentiate your resume
  • Test a new field
  • Pursue a passion
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise
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Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online information security risk management graduate certificate, designed for working professionals.

Champlain's online information security risk management courses encompass the top skills needed by today's business professionals.


Students will develop an understanding of the components of information systems and their relationships by acquiring knowledge on a variety of foundational information technology and security topics, including computing hardware, operating systems, and applications and their development. Different types of networks, topologies, and protocols are covered in an accelerated fashion to prepare students for successful completion of their desired program(s) and analysis of basic network communications.

Understanding risk and identifying the threats organizations face are essential skills for today's information security professionals. In this course that introduces students to the graduate degree program, students learn to compute impact scores for vulnerabilities, classify data, and use Champlain College Online's virtual environment to explore how to use IOCs (Indicators of Compromise).

Security controls are used to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems and typically enterprise architectures are built using frameworks. Students move beyond defense in depth and breadth strategies and "learn by doing" in this course, working in the virtual environment with tools like Nmap, Open-AduIT, Splunk, and more.


Complete OPSC-501 and OPSC-510

Students will learn to differentiate privacy from security and how international, federal and state regulations impact organizations and govern the security of information systems and data. They will also identify security standards, survey compliance frameworks, measure return on security investment and assess the effectiveness of a security awareness program.


Complete OPSC-501 and OPSC-515

Graduates of the information security risk management online graduate certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Explain the purpose of, and relationships between, components in information systems.
  • Identify risks in organizations that threaten the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems and data.
  • Classify information security risk using industry best practices.
  • Contrast risk with threats and vulnerabilities, and privacy with security.
  • Discuss how information security initiatives in organizations must support internal efforts and comply with international, federal, and state regulations. 

Champlain College Online's information security faculty, led by Cybersecurity Program Chair Kathleen Hyde, MCIS, MBA, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our information security graduate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s information security professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Tuition & Costs

Continuing your education is an investment in your future. Learn more about our affordable tuition rates.

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Our programs are designed for busy adults. Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

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Everything you learn in our online classrooms is relevant and immediately applicable to your work.

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Your education journey is our priority and our student support team has your back every step of the way.

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