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Graduate Certificate in Information Security Boston University Metropolitan College


In general, information security means protecting information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or destruction. Information security is important in today’s world because almost all organizations, including government agencies, hospitals, insurance companies, and private businesses, store various kinds of information about their employees and customers. If any business-related information is confidential, the security of that data becomes crucial. For example, if critical business data (e.g., credit card numbers) is leaked to competitors or hackers, it could lead to loss of business, lawsuits, and even bankruptcy.

The online Graduate Certificate in Information Security will touch upon various aspects of information security, including IT security policies and how digital forensics can help in investigating a security breach. Students will also obtain a good understanding of how information is stored in a database and what services are available to protect it.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Information Security will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of information security concepts, governance, biometric systems, and database systems security, as well as network security and cryptography.
  • Proficiency in risk management, such as asset assessments, architectural solutions, modeling, and design.
  • Competence in security policies, processes, technology, and operations.

Academic credits earned toward the online Graduate Certificate in Information Security may be transferred to a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Telecommunication.

Getting Started: Please complete this form to receive more information about your program of interest, application deadlines, as well as opportunities to attend online information sessions (webinars).