Online Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Build Security in Information

Information security is one of the biggest challenges facing technology today. You can stay up to speed on the latest advancements in this industry by earning an online Graduate Certificate in Information Security. When you partner with DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how you can help entities in both the public and private sectors keep their information safe.

Get to Know Our Information Security Graduate Certificate

Our online Graduate Certificate in Information Security program helps you gain competencies in basic cryptography, intrusion detection, and the legal issues surrounding data protection—the foundation for a successful career in information security. By addressing industry standards and the inherent risks of computer networking, our online Graduate Certificate in Information Security can enhance skills and your confidence to help you make an impact.
The online Graduate Certificate in Information Security can be earned as a standalone credential, and the credits are transferrable to the Master’s in Network and Communications Management program—a stackable option that allows you to customize your educational journey. You’ll learn from our experienced professors who know which skills you’ll need in the field.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Graduate Certificate in Information Security in as little as 1 year*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



What You'll Learn

The Information Security Graduate Certificate covers the following:

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    IT Governance and Security

    Assess opportunities to apply information security to an organization’s protection, strategic and competitive benefit.
  • risk assesment and mitigation planning icon

    Risk Assessment and Mitigation Planning

    Develop and manage information security projects, which include work breakdown structures (WBS), risk management assessment and planning, schedules and/or budgets.
  • disaster recovery planning icon

    Disaster Recovery Planning

    Evaluate disaster recovery processes and propose procedures and guidelines to safeguard the organization’s technology assets.

Accreditation Matters

DeVry University’s Online Graduate Certificate in Information Security has achieved voluntary accreditation** from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) demonstrating that it has met the standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

Cert To Master's

At Keller, our programs are stackable, which can be of significant value to you.  With a graduate certificate, you can earn a valuable credential with less time and tuition—and credits apply directly to your master’s degree1.  This stackable model allows you to choose the building blocks you need to fit your career and earn two credentials in one.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Graduate Certificate in Information Security may consider careers such as:

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager

  • Information Security Analyst

Program Courses

MIS589 Networking Concepts and Applications
NETW583 Strategic Management of Technology
SEC571 Principles of Information Security and Privacy
SEC572 Network Security
SEC591 Disaster Recovery/Forensics and Security
SEC592 IT Governance

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Related Programs

Programs vary by location. For specific program details for Pennsylvania, refer to:
Pennsylvania catalog
**Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
1Number of credits and courses vary by program. See catalog for complete details.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.