The Certificate in Information Security provides a comprehensive understanding of the field of cybersecurity and information assurance. County College of Morris is the only community college in New Jersey designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The impact of malicious attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities on an IT infrastructure are mitigated through effective risk management by recognizing methods attackers use to compromise systems, networks, and the defenses used by organizations.

The development of security policies, utilizing management tools to identify threats, classify assets and rate vulnerabilities afford skills in detecting and responding to information security incidents. Navigating the cyberwarfare landscape using solid intelligence operations and defense in depth strategies fosters a comprehensive cybersecurity arsenal. A professional certificate for those individuals requiring such certification for job placement or advancement.

Articulation with degree programs in the Department of Information Technologies for students who wish to continue toward an associate’s degree.

Career Opportunities

  1. Current NIST/NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Roles include:
  2. Cyber Crime Investigator
  3. Cyber Defense Analyst
  4. Cyber Defense Forensic Analyst
  5. Cyber Defense Incident Responder
  6. Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
  7. Cyber Intel Planner
  8. Cyber Operator
  9. Cyber Ops Planner
  10. Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner
  11. Data Analyst
  12. Exploitation Analyst
  13. Information Systems Security Developer
  14. Information Systems Security Manager
  15. Security Analyst
  16. Security Architect
  17. Security Control Assessor
  18. Systems Security Analyst
  19. Technical Support Specialist

Virtual Campus Course Sequence
Course ID Course Name Number of Credits Length of Course (Number of Weeks) Campus Location
CMP120 Foundations of Information Security 3 7 VIR
CMP128 Computer Science I 3 15 VIR
CMP124 Network Security 3 7 VIR
CMP125 Information Security Management 3 7 VIR
CMP243 Ethical Hacking & Systems Defense 3 7 VIR
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