Cybersecurity - Information Assurance

Volume 1: 2019.2020

Effective 1 June 2019 through 31 May 2020

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Graduate Certificate
18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology, and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

This certificate focuses on expanding the student's knowledge and understanding of the cybersecurity challenges and issues facing corporate and governmental organizations. Courses in the certificate provide an understanding of current cybersecurity threats, phraseology and terminology, various roles, responsibilities, and processes applied in protecting organization's digital content, as well as evaluation of transmission media, storage systems, networks, risk management and national critical infrastructure. The primary goal of this certificate program is to support IT/CS professionals seeking to expand their understanding of the cybersecurity discipline and to apply that knowledge to their profession.

This cybersecurity certificate program is intended for computer science, information technology, information security and related experienced professionals with the goal of expanding their understanding of cybersecurity policies, practices, methods and related technology advancements within the discipline. This certificate program is NOT intended for students without an undergraduate degree and/or professional experience in these disciplines.


  • CSSS 5110 Cybersecurity Communications (3 hours)
  • CSSS 5120 Cybersecurity Infrastructures (3 hours)
  • CSSS 5140 Cybersecurity Strategic Operations (3 hours)
  • CSSS 5160 Encryption Methods and Techniques (3 hours)
  • CSSS 5270 Cybersecurity in Cloud Computing (3 hours)
  • CSSS 5290 Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119