About Information Security
 Students learn how to assess risks to the security of proprietary information in an organization and how to articulate the technical, organizational, and human factors associated with these risks. Students will learn how to evaluate information technology tools designed to protect against information security threats and assess the impact of security policies on existing complex systems and organizational objectives. Graduates are well prepared to oversee the information security life cycle of an organization, including planning, acquisition, development, and evolution of secure infrastructures.
Admissions Overview

Students wishing to obtain this certificate must declare their intention by applying to the program office or director.

All graduate certificate applicants—even those already enrolled in a UWM graduate program—must apply to the Graduate School through the Panthera Admission Application.

Graduate degree and previously admitted graduate non-degree students who decide to pursue a certificate program must submit the Panthera application before completing 6 credits in the certificate sequence.

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree and have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average to be admitted into a certificate program.

Credits and Courses

Students in the Information Security certificate program must complete a minimum of 15 graduate credits.

INFOST 583G Survey of Information Security 3
INFOST 784 Information Security Management 3
Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following: 1 9
INFOST 465G Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services
INFOST 660G Information Policy
INFOST 661G Information Ethics
INFOST 691G Special Topics in Information Science: (with relevant topic)
INFOST 695G Ethical Hacking I
INFOST 697G Cisco Routing & Switching I
INFOST 761 Information Privacy
INFOST 785 Database Management Systems for Information Professionals
INFOST 897 Information Science and Technology Independent Study
Total Credits 15

1 Relevant courses from other units that may be appropriate include: BUS ADM 743 and COMPSCI 469G.

See UWM Catalog for a complete list of courses and requirements: