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September 4, 2024

Software and information security are dynamic processes that must continually change to defend systems against evolving threats. It is not enough to build protective measures around software—to create truly secure systems, security must be built into the software itself.

Through six online courses, participants will learn how to address security considerations from the very start of a project and how to incorporate protective measures throughout the software design process.

The Seidenberg School is an NSA- and DHS-designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. This means the software engineering program, including certificate courses, is committed to building a strong workforce in a field that is crucial to keeping the digital world secure.

View the advanced certificate curriculum.

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Who Should Apply

This certificate is ideal for individuals or corporate clients who want to learn the very latest techniques for developing and maintaining secure software and information infrastructures.

Applicants should have either a degree or professional experience in a computing field. They should also have knowledge of programming languages. Otherwise, they will need to take a prerequisite course in Java fundamentals.

Students who are pursuing the MS in Software Development and Engineering and want to specialize in cybersecurity can earn this certificate alongside their graduate degree. This is accomplished by aligning their electives with the required certificate courses, eliminating the need to take extra credits. Students may also pursue the MS in Software Development and Engineering after completing this certificate.

Learn more about our application requirements or start your application for Spring 2024.

If you are interested in a comprehensive master’s degree that covers all aspects of the software life cycle, view our online MS in Software Development and Engineering.