For-Credit Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity


An unseen but very real battle is raging right now. Cyber crimes threaten our economic and national security, and with up to 10 million cyber attacks reported each day,* the need for highly-trained cybersecurity experts is critical. With Florida Tech’s For-Credit Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, you can capitalize on these opportunities by advancing your knowledge and gaining a resume-boosting credential in just eight months. Best of all, you’ll take the same courses as graduate students, earning credits that can be applied to a Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree in the future. Enroll today, and start advancing within the field that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook expects to witness 22% growth through 2018.

Apply Real-World Knowledge Beyond the Classroom


Earning a prestigious For-Credit Graduate Certificate demonstrates a commitment to your career development, and can give you an edge by establishing you as someone who has taken their knowledge to the next level. You’ll gain new insights into real-world cybersecurity situations, as you engage in the following courses: Computer and Information Security, Enterprise Information Security, Host and Application Security, and Secure Data Communications and Networks.

As a For-Credit Graduate Certificate student, you can be confident you’re getting a top-notch education. Courses are offered through Florida Tech’s Harris Institute for Assured Information, a cutting-edge computer security facility that was created through a partnership with global security leader the Harris Corporation. In addition, Florida Tech is one of a select few universities certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. Click here to learn more about Florida Tech’s For-Credit Graduate Certificate curriculum and to view course descriptions.

Learn How to:


  • Apply concepts of modern computer security from a practical point of view
  • Consider economic, legal and ethical issues in computer security
  • Assess risk using threat modeling and asset-protection techniques
  • Understand relevant legislation and legal obligations for security professionals
  • Analyze forensics and operations processes and requirements
  • Understand threats, vulnerabilities and different security architectures
  • Evaluate various digital communications protocols and components of network security

How You’ll Benefit From a For-Credit Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity


  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of high-level information assurance and cybersecurity concepts needed for upper-level positions
  • Revitalize your resume and stand apart from those with only a bachelor’s degree
  • Boost your potential for higher salaries, signing bonuses and other attractive perks.
  • Gain knowledge you can apply immediately in the workplace
  • Apply credits earned toward a Florida Tech Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree in the future

Who Should Enroll


The For-Credit Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity is designed for professionals working in a technical or cybersecurity-related field with a desire to advance. With a For-Credit Graduate Certificate, professionals will be able to demonstrate that they have gained advanced knowledge by studying the Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity curriculum, and will be able to add the credential to their resume in less time than it takes to earn a master’s degree. Best of all, should students completing the certificate program decide to pursue their MSIA and Cybersecurity degree in the future, they’ll be more than one-third of the way there.

Upon completion of the program, students will be poised for new opportunities in various organizations, agencies and even the military. Potential career paths include:

  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Software Engineer
  • Network Security Engineer
  • System Security Administrator
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Security Operations Manager

*USNews.com, U.S. Nukes Face Up to 10 Million Cyber Attacks Daily, March 2012
Forbes.com, 10 Million Cyberattacks A Day, August 2010