Cybersecurity Management Certificate

Cybersecurity Management Certificate

Purpose & Impact

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management aims to address the current demand for skilled cybersecurity workforce focused on the mid-level and advance-level cybersecurity roles. Cybersecurity Management will prepare individuals in High Wage High Demand cybersecurity occupations to fill the job openings anticipated within the next five years.

The Demand

There are 313,735 cybersecurity jobs openings across the country. For the state of Colorado, there are currently 10,207 cybersecurity job openings. The demand for skills in cybersecurity roles has risen 255% since 2013. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of Information Security Analysts is projected to grow by 32% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The Table 1 presents the demand for target cybersecurity roles and salary.

  Skill-Level

  C-CAP Target Role

  Job Openings  

  Average Salary  

  Mid-Level

  Cybersecurity Analyst    26,013   $85,000

  Mid-Level

  Cybersecurity Consultant   13,439   $100,000

  Mid-Level

  Penetration & Vulnerability Tester   9,826   $102,000

  Mid-Level

  IT Auditor    6,915   $86,000

  Advanced-Level   

  Cybersecurity Manager or Administrator      14,320   $115,000

 

Program Output
Support Services
Certificate Program

Cybersecurity Management Certificate Courses (12 credits)

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

Select four courses from the following to meet required credit hours:

INFS 2510

Managing Network Interconnections

3

CYSM 3500

Fundamentals of Information Security and Cybersecurity

3

CYSM 3750

Organization Cyber Security

3

CYSM 4100

IT Risk Management

3

CYSM 4300

IT Security Auditing

3

CYSM 4500

Ethical Hacking

3

CYSM 4700

Cloud Computing & Security 

3

Approved Cybersecurity Elective

3

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
  • INFS 3500 Fundamentals of Information Security and Cybersecurity (3 credits)

    This course provides instruction in security for network hardware, software, and date including physical security, software protections, and process implementation. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. The focus is on incorporating security technology into an organization's IT infrastructure. Prer., INFS 3000; College of Business students only.

  • INFS 3750 Organizational Cyber Security (3 credits)

    Organizations and their employees are faced with risks associated with the modern, digital working environment. This course introduces fundamental cyber security concepts, the risks they present, and policies and practices employed to mitigate the risks for both individuals and their organizations. Prerequisites: INFS 3000; College of Business students only.

  • CYSM 4100 IT Risk Management (3 credits)

    This course is focused on effectively managing information risks in an organization. It provides an overview of risk issues and emphasizes understanding of information risk as a socio-technical issue. The course covers risk assessment, risk perception and communication, economic aspects of risk, and risk management. It presents different methodologies and approaches to risk management. Students will learn about risk mitigation techniques along with potential organizational barriers. Prerequisites: INFS 3500; Offered online and on campus

  • CYSM 4300 IT Security Auditing (3 credits)

    This course will focus on the fundamental concepts related to auditing information systems and IT infrastructures in both the public and private sector. We will also discuss principles and practices related to secure operation of existing information technology. The course will cover identification of appropriate IS security audit standards, controls, and procedures for a secure information system. This course will prepare students to skillfully complete a cyber security audit. Prerequisites: INFS 3070, INFS 3500. Offered online and on campus

  • CYSM 4500 Ethical Hacking (3 credits)

    This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of ethical hacking. It focuses on the knowledge and skills required to understand the mechanics behind hacking attacks. Students will learn about tools and vulnerabilities of software and networks used by hackers to access unauthorized information. The course is designed to be hands-on to enhance familiarity with penetration testing and other hacking tools. It also addresses incident handling methods and system defense to prevent computer attacks. Prerequisites: INFS 3070, INFS 3500, INFS 3700; Offered online and on campus

  • CYSM 4700 Cloud Computing & Security (3 credits)

    This course introduces students to underlying technologies and concepts of cloud computing. It explores fundamental principles, architecture and technological mechanisms of cloud computing. Students will learn about cloud security threats and how to defend against cloud-specific cyber-attacks. The course will evaluate various cloud delivery models and discuss business value of cloud computing. Students will gain hands-on experience with in-demand cloud applications and tools. Prer., INFS/CYSM 3500 or INFS/CYSM 3750.

Why study Cybersecurity Management at UCCS?

  1. Support and Guidance

    If you have an idea or concept you wish to build into a business venture, UCCS offers entrepreneurial support through resources such as The Garage, the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Club.

  2. AACSB Accredited

    The UCCS College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which ensures your professors, classes and fellow students are of the highest quality. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

  3. Exceptional Faculty

    Our leading instructors are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and instruction. Receive personalized guidance from professors with real-world experience in their field. 

  4. Ethical Curriculum

    The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.

  5. Real-World Experience

    The College of Business houses its own Career Development Center, dedicated to provide business students with assistance in career development, internship opportunities and job placement upon graduation. 

  6. Global Perspectives

    The College of Business incorporates international business cases into the curriculum to ensure you are prepared for cross-cultural and international business opportunities. For those who wish to study abroad, the College of Business maintains partnerships with business schools across the world.