UW Professional & Continuing Education

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About the course

Ensure the Safety and Integrity of Critical Information

There has never been a better time to work in information security. Systems and data are constantly under attack, and tech professionals and managers must be able to stay ahead of the game and deploy the latest tools and strategies to protect their valuable data.

This certificate program provides a thorough technical review of cybersecurity issues and gives you hands-on experience in combating common threats. You’ll investigate different types of attacks and learn how to apply protective measures to all aspects of a company’s technology and business operations. Make sure that your skills are up to date and your systems are well-defended in the pitched battle for information security.


  • How to identify the latest data threats and attacks
  • Cutting-edge protective strategies for implementing and administering organization-wide security measures
  • Approaches for securing locally hosted networks and for data stored with cloud services
  • Tools and techniques for specific threat categories
  • Emerging trends in the field


By completing this program you’ll be better prepared to take professional security certification exams, including Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).



Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time.


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum.

Who should attend

Software developers, designers, architects and analysts, or people with system, database, security or network administration experience. This program is also good for IT managers who want to get hands-on in defense of their company's systems.

Trust the experts

Chuck Dye

Chuck Dye leads a global team for Tableau Software, managing all information security functions including policy, compliance, risk assessment, security operations and audit. Dye previously worked for Microsoft, Getty Images and Paccar, gaining extensive experience in management, collaboration and...


Mike Tobias

Mike Tobias is a member of the Getty Images information security team focusing on log correlation, monitoring and AWS security. Tobias has a diverse set of skills built from experience at a number of organizations, like the Arkansas Supreme Court, Costco and Tableau Software. With more than a dec...


Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson has more than 20 years of experience as a security professional with hands-on leadership expertise in all facets of information security, including enterprise security, product security and physical security. Johnson has managed security programs for several large and growing organiza...


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