Computer Security Certificate

May 14, 2023

Computer Security Certificate (UA-CSC) (3 Months – 36 hours of lectures and lab works)


Certificate Objectives:

This certificate is intended to technical professionals who want to become expert in securing computing systems and web applications. The UA-CSC will enable you when you successfully complete this certificate program to use the data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs) to analyze computing systems and applications events for the purpose of detecting and mitigating attacks against their operations.

The skills to be learned according to the National Initiative on Cybersecurity for Education (NICE) (NIST SP 800-181) are the following:

  1. Skill in conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities (S0001)
  2. Skill in applying and incorporating information technologies into proposed solutions (S005)
  3. Skill in applying confidentiality, integrity, and availability principles (S006)
  4. Skill in applying Host/network access control list (S0007)
  5. Skill in assessing the robustness of security systems and designs.
  6. Skill in detecting host and network-based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies (S0025)
  7. Skill in using Virtual Private Network (VPN) devises and encryption (S0059)
  8. Skill in identifying, modifying, and manipulating applicable system components within Windows, Unix, or Linux (e.g., passwords, user accounts, files).
  9. Skill in one-way hash functions (e.g., Secure Hash Algorithm (HAS), Message Digest Algorithm (MD5)) (S0089)
  10. Skill in protecting a network against malware (S0079)
  11. Skill in network hardening techniques (e.g., removing unnecessary services, password polices, network segmentation, etc.) (S0121)
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