Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management

The importance of information systems security and the need to protect the resources in a company’s information system are the basis for the School of Business' online graduate certificate in information security management.

Information security management courses explore:

  • Management of information security for government, corporations, and other institutions
  • Systems security principles, disaster recovery principles and planning, and incident response planning and execution
  • Network security management
  • Disaster recovery management
  • Web security management
  • Strategic planning for information security

Individuals who possess a graduate degree will obtain the 18 graduate hours required to be eligible to teach information security at the undergraduate level.

Our online graduate certificate in information security management is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), a professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world.

Prerequisite Knowledge Requirements
Students should have some prior knowledge of computer operations, networking, and other areas in the computer field. Students may have taken the required background classes at the undergraduate level, demonstrate the knowledge through comprehensive testing or previous experience in the field, or take courses that are offered by Saint Leo University or another accredited institution.


Certificate Requirements

Information Security Management Courses (18 credits)

  • Course
  • Course Name
  • Credits
  • COM 510 Management of Information Security 3

    Information security is an essential part of any business plan, and managers need to be aware of the principles and methodology of managing information security. This course provides an in-depth view of the management of information security for government, corporations, and other institutions. Students will develop information security plans for sample organizations.

  • COM 520 Systems Security Management 3

    Securing the systems that run our computers is the key to ensuring that our essential information remains safe and available. This course provides a foundation in systems security principles, disaster recovery principles and planning, and the importance of incident response planning and execution to minimize downtime. A computer system with appropriate software will be required.

    Prerequisites: COM 510

  • COM 530 Network Security Management 3

    Global and local networks provide capabilities for businesses and individuals that have become essential in the success of the world economy. Defending these systems against attacks is imperative. This course provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of network security and some hands-on experience in network security. A computer system with appropriate software will be required.

    Prerequisites: COM 510

  • COM 540 Disaster Recovery Management 3

    Disaster recovery planning and management is a major requirement for situations where terrorism, natural disaster, or other threats must be faced and dealt with. This course provides the student with the capabilities to develop and maintain disaster recovery plans and manage the recovery in the event of a disaster.

    Prerequisites: COM 510

  • COM 545 Web Security Management 3

    Access to the World Wide Web and Internet for multiple purposes is one of the major components of most business operations. Many businesses also use the same protocols and processes to provide internal communications. Security of these assets is imperative for a successful business. This course provides the concepts and procedures of assessing and managing security for Web activities.

    Prerequisites: COM 510

  • COM 590 Strategic Planning for Information Security 3

    This course describes and demonstrates the application of information security forecasting methods, their implementation within organizations, and the development of a competitive strategic plan.

    Prerequisites: COM 520, COM 530

Total Credits 18