Who should attend
Whether you manage small projects or large-scale initiatives, the Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate Program will benefit you. Participants come from various job areas such as:
- Chief Information Security Officers
- Information Technology Professionals
- Network Security Engineers
- Software Developers
- Software Engineers
- System Architects
- Systems Analysts
- Security Champions
About the course
The Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate Program will give you the advanced skills needed to learn how to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of your customers, and build secure infrastructures. Through six online computer science courses, you will have access to the latest research and best practices from world-class Stanford faculty, as well as leading cyber security professionals in companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Symantec, VeriSign, and LifeLock.
The course material is condensed, relevant, and designed specifically for busy professionals in today's cyber workforce.
Earning the Certificate
You have the flexibility of taking individual courses within the program or earning the Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate by completing the 4 required courses and 2 electives. (The free introductory course, Introduction to Web Security, does not count towards the certificate.)
Courses are available online, anytime.
Time to Complete Certificate
The program consists of 6 courses and takes approximately 50-55 hours to complete. These online courses are self-paced and available on-demand for 60 days after the date of enrollment. This enables you to complete the program at your own pace.
Our pacing recommendation for courses of this length is to complete each course within 30 days. To be on track, we recommend that you plan to spend approximately two hours per week on the course.
It is recommended that you have the equivalent of a BS in Computer Science, or a background in cyber security.
Free Introductory Course
Introduction to web Security
- Exploiting and Protecting web Applications
- Foundations of Information Security
- Using Cryptography Correctly
- Writing Secure Code
- Cyber Security and Executive Strategy
- Emerging Threats & Defenses
- Mobile Security
- Network Security
John Mitchell is the Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. He has a faculty appointment in Computer Science, as well as courtesy appointments in Electrical Engineering and the Graduate School of Education. He has research interests in computer...
Professor Boneh heads the applied cryptography group and co-directs the computer security lab. Professor Boneh's research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, web security, security for mobile devices, and cryptanalys...
Neil Daswani is a co-founder of Dasient, Inc., a new stealth-mode Internet security company backed by some of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley. In the past, Neil has served in a variety of research, development, teaching, and managerial roles at Google, Stanford University, DoCoMo...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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