Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Cybersecurity Data Analytics, Certificate (1754)


Program Coordinator

Ray Blankenship, ray.blankenship@wku.edu, (270) 745-5952

This 12-hour graduate certificate is the study of cybersecurity defenses by using data analytics to support the principles of data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.  In this program, students will learn to defend proactively and continuously improve the security of the enterprise with an emphasis on using data analytics.  Students will also learn about cybersecurity policies and compliance issues from an information assurance and risk management perspective.

Admission Requirements

  • Application to the WKU Graduate School
     
  • Applicants are required to have completed an introductory statistics course prior to enrolling in the certificate program. 
  • Applicants are required to have completed an intermediate to advanced spreadsheet class prior to enrolling in the certificate program. 
  • Applicants are encouraged to have completed an introduction to networking course with a C-grade or better or hold a current Security+ certification.  

Graduate School Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (12 hours)

BDAN 513Contemporary Business Analytics3
CYSA 520Principles of Cybersecurity for Data Analytics3
CYSA 522Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance3
CYSA 524Cybersecurity Orchestration Using Data Analytics3
Total Hours12