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Learn to recognize cyber threats, prevent cybercrime, and secure sensitive information.

You believe people and organizations have a right to keep their digital information secure in today’s global infrastructure. With CSU Global's Cybersecurity program, you can become the digital protection individuals and businesses seek to keep their sensitive information out of the wrong hands.

In this program, you will gain the advanced knowledge and skills you need to secure data and protect assets. You will cover topics such as security management, risk and vulnerability controls, data encryption, cybercrime combat, and how to recognize potential threats.



This program consists of four graduate online cybersecurity courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • ISM527 Cybersecurity Management
    This course provides insight into the complex implementation and management of cybersecurity practices. Students perform risk assessments and recommend mitigations to protect digital assets in the workplace as well as discuss disaster recovery, incident handling, cybersecurity policy implementation, privacy, and legal issues related to cybersecurity.
  • ISM529 Emerging Cybersecurity Technology, Threats, and Defense
    This course provides students with the opportunity to explore and examine emerging trends and technology in cybersecurity. Students analyze organizations and review the feasibility of adopting new cybersecurity trends in order to provide competitive advantages in the workplace. This course also evaluates necessary policy and procedure changes within the context of the continued evolution of technology.
  • ISM530 Enterprise Cybersecurity
    This course provides students with insight into the cybersecurity issues surrounding an enterprise including securing organizational data, responding to cyber based security breaches, emerging technologies, and ensuring a secured computing environment for safeguarding company information.
  • ISM531 Cybersecurity Defense and Countermeasures
    The Cybersecurity Defense and Countermeasures course prepares students to defend enterprise networks from web based and internal attacks using techniques such as system hardening, encryption, policy enforcement and software/ hardware intrusion detection systems to protect enterprise data assets.


A specialization in Cybersecurity pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider a Graduate Specialization

Customize your master’s degree with a specialization that fits your professional aspirations and personal ambitions. Just add four additional, upper-division courses to your degree program, and gain skills in a related subject that complements your degree. Much like a minor, or degree concentration, a graduate specialization allows you the opportunity to examine an additional area of interest. Add a specialization to your master’s degree to showcase career-specific skills that meet your professional goals.

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