Learning

Undergraduate Programs

IT Students
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Information Security
    • Supplements B.S in Computer Science and Technology or Information Science and Systems
    • More information on the certificate is here
    • Highlights of the topics covered: 
      • Software security (secure design, secure coding in Java)
      • Network security (applied cryptography; network security)
      • Security Analysis and vulnerability assessment (pen-testing)
      • Secure web development
      • Hardening operating systems
      • Data security
      • Risk Management
      • Law and Ethics
    • Prepares students for graduate school and careers as application security developers, system administrators, security analysts, security certifiers, penetration testers and database administrators among others
  • Cyber Defense Club
  • IMPACT: Preparing today's professionals to meet tomorrow's challenge 
    • Radford University is delivering Innovative Mobile Personalized Accelerated Competency Training (IMPACT): a competency-based education (CBE) workforce development program focused on cybersecurity. Read more about IMPACT

Graduate Opportunities

Graduate course in information security analytics as part of the M.S in data and information management.

Programs for K-12 Teacher Training and Middle/High School Students

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Programs are funded by National Security Agency (NSA) MEPP grants: #98230-13-01-0158 (2013-14), #98230-14-01-0270 (2014-15), and #98230-15-01-0210 (2015 – 16)

  • Graduate course in cyber security education [ITEC 545]
  • Middle and high school information security course [ITEC 145]
    • Online and asynchronous; 3 credits; one semester
    • Covers IT fundamentals, including networking, operating systems, cryptography, and network and host security
    • Also covers the security and privacy of social media
    • Features remote access to a cyber security laboratory