The certificate programme in Cybersecurity programme is perfect for professionals with a background in business management, information technology, computer science, or criminal justice.
While the Internet and the World Wide web have become integral to the operations and management of communities and societies and is today the world’s major means of communication, crime and violence and other violations against are also being facilitated by each new cyber development. There is therefore a growing demand for individuals with knowledge, skills and expertise in the field of security breach deterrence. This multidisciplinary curriculum is designed for busy adult learners and draws courses from Master of Science programmes in Information Technology Leadership, Computer Information Science, and economic crime forensics programs. The curriculum is intended to create a better understanding of
1. to give students a theoretically based, practice-oriented best practices framework for security infrastructure, enterprise networks, policies, plans and implementation;
2. to emphasize the practical application of knowledge gained
3. to ensure that the knowledge and experience gained are solidly rooted in ethical practice.
4. to ensure that faculty are current in their knowledge of cybersecurity topics.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the completion of the certificate, the student will be able to do the following:
• Explain Internet infrastructure and enterprise network connections.
• Assess organizational security policies, plans and procedures, and implementations.
• Identify and assess cybersecurity legislation.
• Develop, manage, and analyze plans to protect personal, corporate, and national infrastructures.
• Formulate, develop, and implement plans for securing networks, and digital forensic data.
The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity can be completed in 10 months. All courses are fully online. Individuals will earn the graduate certificate upon completion a series of five courses. Students will earn three graduate credits per course.
Computers have made organizations easier to run. All accounting information, inventory records, customer data, and intellectual property that an organization possesses is contained somewhere in an electronic file. As such, these electronic files are vulnerable to attacks from both employees and outsiders from around the world. This course will provide the student with an understanding of how computer fraud and manipulation is accomplished and what security measures should be instituted to prevent it.
This course explores all aspects of computing and communications security, including policy, authentication, authorization, administration, and business resumption planning. It examines key security technologies, such as encryption, firewalls, public-key infrastructures, smart cards, and related technologies that support the development of an overall security architecture. Coursework includes plans for developing and implementing a technology security strategy focused on business needs. Prerequisite: CIS 540
This course will examine corporate compliance as a response to the Sarbanes/Oxley legislation, which requires corporations to implement programs designed to impact business practices relative to honesty, integrity, compliance, and ethical behavior. Students will review the elements of the Act with particular emphasis on the areas of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB); auditor independence; corporate responsibility; enhanced financial disclosure; corporate fraud; and accountability as they relate to the promotion of enhanced financial security and address corporate malfeasance. Students will evaluate case studies of practical applications of theories and practices on the implementation of ethics and professionalism.
This course considers privacy both on- and off-line; legal background of intellectual property and e-mail; ethics and codes of ethics; effects of computers on work and society; and responsibilities and risks of computing, including topics such as accuracy of information, e-waste, and multitasking. This course includes an examination of government policies and regulations related to data security and information assurance.
This course examines techniques used to conduct computer crime investigations and gather probative evidence to secure a conviction under state and federal laws. Students will simulate a computer forensic investigation: developing an investigation plan, securing the crime scene, analyzing evidence, preparing the case for court, and testifying in a moot court situation.
This course introduces students to the differences between cybercrime, cyber espionage, and cyber-warfare by discussing the relationship of cyber intrusions and cybersecurity to nations, businesses, society, and people. Students will use case studies to analyze the threats, vulnerabilities and risks present in these environments, and develop strategies to reduce the breaches and mitigate the damages.
COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY 3 credits
ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
THE PROGRAM IS OFFERED 100 PERCENT ONLINE
The program may be completed in 40 weeks (10 months), 8 weeks per course. Individuals may two courses in fall and spring semesters and one in summer semester.
To complete the Master level programme with focus on the Cybersecurity track, individuals must complete 36-39 credits. The certificate programme provides a stepping stone to the Master’s degree.
All applicants must have at minimum an undergraduate degree from a recognized university or college. Your undergraduate degree can be in any field.
ABOUT THE CATHOLIC COLLEGE
The Catholic College of Mandeville is a private Catholic institution of higher education. The College was founded by the late Bishop Paul Michael Boyle, C.P. in 1992. In 1995, CCM had been approved by the Catholic Church and registered with the University Council of Jamaica in 1997. The college received accreditation and re-accreditation status of two of the main programmes offered by the college: Diploma in Primary Education (2001, 2005) and the Bachelor in Education (Primary), (2005, 2010). While the main focus, has been in the field of Primary Education, the College is transitioning to a graduate institute for learning with focus on offer Masters and post graduate certificates programmes. Through critical pedagogy and a holistic education, we aim to: transform lives; foster dispositions of social justice and integrity, and prepare students to influence our global society.
ABOUT LA SALLE UNIVERSITY
La Salle University is a Catholic university in the tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The University was chartered in 1863 by the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is empowered by that authority to grant academic degrees.
The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as well as the AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). La Salle University is a Catholic university that caters to a diverse community of learners. The university is rooted in the liberal arts tradition and offers a rigorous curriculum and co-curricular experiences designed to help students gain theoretical and practical knowledge, deepen their ethical sensibilities, and prepare for a lifetime of continuous learning, professional success, and dedicated service.
For further information and to submit applications:
The Catholic College of Mandeville (CCM)
Attention Graduate Certificate Programmes
Williamsfield, P. O., Manchester,
Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: 962-2801; 962-5809; 502-5505
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Programme begins January 2017. Applications now open.
Questions regarding the programme should be directed to
Catholic College of Mandeville
Williamsfield, P. O., Manchester,
Jamaica, West Indies