Cyberintelligence Certificate

This certificate is ideal for professionals working in the varied facets of criminal justice, national security, and intelligence, as well as those working in computer science and cybersecurity who are looking to enhance their career by building knowledge of the most pressing cyber threats.

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Demonstrate competency in anticipating and identifying potential sources of data exploitation in areas of criminal justice, national security, and intelligence, and formulate strategies to counter them 

  • Objective 1: Describe the roles that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) play in cybersecurity and counterterrorism operations
  • Objective 2: Differentiate between the types of cybersecurity entities from government, military, and private sectors that fight terrorism
  • Objective 3: Understand the role of social media as a tool for open-source information in counter-terrorism

Goal 2: Understand the scope and nature of terrorism and other threats to homeland security

  • Objective 1: Define and discuss the various definitions of terrorism and terrorist organizations
  • Objective 2: Evaluate the beliefs underpinning terrorism
  • Objective 3: Analyze the role that laws, policies, technology, and other tools of intelligence play in protecting against terrorism and other threats to homeland security
  • Objective 4: Analyze the social, economic, and political impacts exacted by terrorism and other threats to homeland security
  • Objective 5:  Identify critical infrastructure and their vulnerabilities to determine priorities for protecting those elements against cyber and other threats

Goal 3: Develop the ability to synthesize information about cyberthreats, terrorism, and other homeland security threats to produce counterstrategies and communicate them to key stakeholders effectively

  • Objective 1: Demonstrate competence in critical thinking and analytical skills to develop and present intelligence-based reports to policymakers

Overview: This certificate is ideal for professionals working in the varied facets of criminal justice, national security and intelligence, as well as those working in computer science and cybersecurity who are looking to enhance their career by building knowledge of the most pressing cyber threats.

The completion of all four courses below is required.

CRJ 660Foundations of Cybersecurity3
CRJ 640Terrorism: Threats and Strateg3
CRJ 641Homeland Security3
CSC 627Introduction to Security3
Total Hours12