What is Cyber Intelligence?

Cyber intelligence involves the tactical and strategic analysis of cyberthreats and the adversaries who threaten cybersecurity. Working alongside cybersecurity professionals who focus on technical issues, these specialists analyze the human behavioral elements behind cyberthreats. Cyberthreat analysts are key members of any effective cybersecurity team.

Are there set class times or can I set my own schedule?

Our online Cyber Intelligence Graduate Certificate is offered in an entirely online format to accommodate your busy life and to facilitate participation across time zones. 

Are all of the courses completely online?

All courses are totally online and accessible wherever you are...in the world!

How many courses will I take to earn my graduate certificate in Cyber Intelligence?

Students will take six courses and earn a total of 18 credit hours in order to complete JMU’s Cyber Intelligence graduate certificate program. Courses required and available.

How much does this certificate program cost?

Please see tuition information.

Is there a description of courses available?

Yes. To see course by course description, please see "What is the Curriculum?"

Is there a tentative schedule of courses available?

Yes.  See cohort schedule.

Is an undergraduate degree required for admission?

Yes, any accredited undergraduate degree is accepted.

What can I do with the Cyber Intelligence graduate certificate?

Apply for analytical positions in cyber security (e.g. cyber analyst, cyber intelligence specialist, cyber communications specialist, cyber threat analyst, healthcare cyber analyst, marketing cyber analyst, security operations center (SOC) analyst). Click here for more information on careers in cyber intelligence.

What can I read to get an overview of cyber intelligence?

Cyber Intelligence: Preparing Today’s Talent for Tomorrow’s Threats, INSA, 2015

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