Information Security Management

Our information security management program equips you with advanced cyber security skills that increase your professional value.

Data protection and cyber security are universal needs in today’s digitally driven economy. Oakland University’s graduate certificate in information security management offers a practical, accessible way to add network, mobile and cyber security expertise to your professional tool kit. A widely recognized leader in cyber security education, Oakland developed the information security management certificate to serve students from all backgrounds, regardless of prior IT experience. You’ll learn from top researchers and innovators in information security management, acquiring up-to-the-minute knowledge that reflects the most current changes in this constantly evolving field. Designed for working professionals, our information security management certificate equips you with skills that deliver an immediate return to your current employer and raise your long-range earning potential.

Data protection and cyber security are universal needs in today’s digitally driven economy. Oakland University’s graduate certificate in information security management offers a practical, accessible way to add network, mobile and cyber security expertise to your professional tool kit. A widely recognized leader in cyber security education, Oakland developed the information security management certificate to serve students from all backgrounds, regardless of prior IT experience. You’ll learn from top researchers and innovators in information security management, acquiring up-to-the-minute knowledge that reflects the most current changes in this constantly evolving field. Designed for working professionals, our information security management certificate equips you with skills that deliver an immediate return to your current employer and raise your long-range earning potential.

Information Security Management: The Oakland University Advantage

Oakland University is a national leader in the fields of cyber security and information security management. Recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education in 2018, we house pioneering facilities and research initiatives in information security and cyber security.

In our information security management certificate program, you will:

  • Acquire relevant, hands-on experience. Oakland’s Security Network Instructional Lab enables you to detect and counteract cyber security threats in a safe environment. You’ll work directly with configuration tools,  firewalls, encryption and other cyber security defenses on a training system that simulates real-world networks. 
  • Learn from expert instructors. Our information security management faculty include some of the nation’s top authorities on network and  cyber security. You’ll take courses from industry leaders who publish high-profile research and consult with global corporations and government agencies on information security
  • Get an interdisciplinary education. Cyber security is a societal issue that lies at the intersection of many disciplines, including business, computer science, criminal justice and public administration. Our information security management certificate draws concepts and material from all of these fields, giving you a multi-faceted perspective that addresses your organization’s needs holistically.
  • Stay abreast of the most current tools and technology. Information technology is constantly evolving, and Oakland University is at the cutting edge of the industry. You’ll work with the most up-to-date tools in network, mobile and cyber security and IT management, including next-generation technology that puts you ahead of the curve.
  • Gain real-world experience. Most courses include hands-on project-based assignments with local companies. In addition to upgrading your skills, these projects stand out on your resume and help you establish relationships with potential employers.

What Can You Do With a Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management?

We designed the information security management  graduate certificate for working professionals who want to diversify their skills and bring added value to their employers.  The program is particularly well suited to employees in small organizations that don’t have the need and/or the resources for a dedicated  information or cyber security manager.  The graduate certificate qualifies you to perform functions such as:

  • Guard  intellectual property and competitive intelligence
  • Protect confidential, private and sensitive information from unauthorized use 
  • Implement secure e-commerce or donation portals
  • Safeguard internal communications
  • Defend your IT systems against spyware and malware 

The information security management certificate can also serve as a practical, affordable first step toward a cyber security career. You’ll gain expertise that’s in extremely high demand, while building credits that you can apply at a later date toward a master’s degree in information technology management.

Information Security Management Graduate Certificate: What You’ll Learn

The information security management graduate certificate is open to students from all academic backgrounds. You do not need a computer- or IT-related undergraduate degree to enroll.

The program consists of 15 credits in all, beginning with the following three required courses:

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • IS Security
  • IS Risk Analysis and Security Controls

You’ll complete the information security management certificate with two electives, choosing from course options in:

  • Networks
  • Network and security management 
  • Mobile device security and app security development
  • Information systems Privacy
  • Legal compliance and ethics

If desired, you can apply all 15 credits toward a Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM).

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Programs Related to the Information Security Management Certificate

Not sure if the Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management is right for you ? Check out these other graduate programs at Oakland, and contact our admissions team to discuss your options.

  • Master of Science in Information Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Certificate Courses

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