Increasing Security: a new certificate program - Fall 2007 Ivy Leaf Magazine

Ivy Leaf - Fall 2007

Increasing Security: a new certificate program


Due to the increasing threats from computer criminals, the demand for information systems security professionals is greater than ever. More and more companies recognize that they need competent security personnel; regardless of its size, any organization using computers must be aware of potential security threats and take proper actions.

Penn State Altoona has responded to this demand by offering an 18-credit certificate program in Information Systems Security, that prepares its graduates to cost-effectively build a secure computer network, identify and resolve potential security problems before they become serious and costly, and more. Students enrolled in this program will learn computer networking and security for both wired and wireless systems; installation and configuration of firewalls; intrusion detection and prevention; risk analysis and management; security management using policies and access control; fault tolerance; disaster recovery planning; computer forensics and investigations; cryptography; and physical security.