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CCIPC - Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cybercrime

Technology Programs Graduate Certificate Graduate

Program Delivery

Online Program

Program Level


Degree Designation

Certificate Graduate

Program Type



College of Graduate & Continuing Studies


Program Description

Will explore the nature of conflict in cyberspace focusing on two major Internet-based threats to the U.S. national security: cyber terrorism and cybercrime, and the security of information in computer and communications networks within infrastructure sectors critical to national security. These include the sectors of banking, securities and commodities markets, industrial supply chain, electrical/smart grid, energy, transportation, communications, water supply, and health. The seminars in this certificate provide a risk management framework to help information leaders leverage the benefits of internet technologies while minimizing the risks that such technologies pose to their organizations. Topics include risk management of information in critical infrastructure environments through analysis & synthesis of assets, threats, vulnerabilities, impacts, and countermeasures. Critical consideration is given to the role of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems in the flow of resources such as electricity, water, and fuel. 

When this certificate is taken along with the Cyber Basics and Human Aspects & Analytics certificates the student can apply to the Master of Science, Cybersecurity program to be awarded the M.S. degree. Contact the director of the program for details.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree in any discipline from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WESIERF, or SpanTran.