Explore Enterprise Security Fundamentals Undergraduate Certificate
Designed for professionals without a technical background who want to protect themselves and their organization from security breaches, Champlain's online enterprise security fundamentals certificate will help you gain an understanding of the information security risks encountered in the workplace and on personal devices every day. Whether you're entry-level or senior-level, you'll emerge with the critical cybersecurity skills needed to protect your - and your organization's - digital assets.
A Nationally Recognized Leader in Cybersecurity
Champlain is a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity and digital forensics education and home of the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation & Cybersecurity. With a robust faculty of expert-practitioner instructors who have significant experience working for top organizations and are sought-after thought leaders in the field, we specialize in building agile cybersecurity and digital forensics programs that the meet mission-critical needs of today's businesses, nonprofit organizations, and state and federal governments.
Champlain has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security since 2006, and Champlain cybersecurity programs have been named best in the nation by SC Magazine. Champlain is also designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Air Force Office of Special Investigations - the fifth college in the nation to receive this distinction.
Build Your Career Future
We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our enterprise security fundamentals certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, an enterprise security fundamentals certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.
Academic Excellence and Recognition
Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community
Named among the top MBA programs by Abound/Colleges of Distinction
Gain New Skills with a Certificate
Cyber security careers are expected to grow 32% between 2018 and 2028, significantly higher than the average growth for all fields, as a result of increasing cyber threats across all industries.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019
Top Reasons to Pursue a Certificate
- Enter a new field
- Build new skills
- Gain knowledge on your way towards a degree
- Differentiate your resume
- Earn a credential
- Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
Learn more about Champlain's 100% online enterprise security fundamentals undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.
Champlain's online enterprise security fundamentals courses encompass the top skills needed by today's information security professionals.
Security is everyone's problem. The Internet is full of attackers who are looking to steal your information or get control over your system. This is a problem for individuals and businesses so it's essential that even casual users understand enough of how the Internet is put together to be able to understand the threats they face. Students will learn how businesses communicate via the internet and how that exposes them to some of the fundamental attack types. Students will learn how to protect themselves from those attacks.
People are exposed to risk on a daily basis, often without any awareness of that risk. Effectively protecting people and information requires greater awareness and understanding of risk in order to make informed decisions. In this course, you will learn to assess risk in a practical way, especially as it relates to how we interact with our networked world.
Cyber criminals are constantly searching for targets and the behaviors of cyber criminals are often very similar if not identical to those engaged in cyber warfare. You will investigate the differences between cyber warfare and cyber crime including the motivations of the participants. You will also identify behaviors of participants and ways that to better protect yourself and your business from attack.
Graduates of the online enterprise security fundamentals certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:
- Identify the social, economic and political impacts of cybersecurity in order to discover threats to personal and information safety.
- Compare business and personal cybersecurity concerns to identify overlapping risks.
- Utilize basic information protections related to daily activities like Web browsing and reading email.
- Compare different threats to information and system security and how they impact people and organizations.
- Analyze risks that come from using information systems in order to identify and address problematic behaviors.
Champlain College Online's information security faculty, led by Program Director Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, PhD, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our enterprise security certificate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the world of cybersecurity, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.
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