What is Cyber Intelligence?

Cyber intelligence involves the tactical and strategic analysis of not only cyber threats but also of the adversaries (threat actors) behind those threats. Therefore, cyber threat intelligence analysts are vital to any effective cybersecurity team. They focus on technical issues and use frameworks (i.e., NIST Cybersecurity Framework) and methodologies such as kill chain to analyze the why and who behind cyber threats. 

What is the Cyber Intelligence Graduate Certificate program?

Ready to step into a growing specialization in cybersecurity? In this 12-month online certificate program, you will learn to analyze an organization's cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses and, most importantly, to profile adversaries in the cyber domain. Gain an understanding of industry-standard software as you enhance your analytical and critical thinking skills over six part-time courses –- all from the comfort of your home or office!

What makes JMU's Cyber Intelligence Graduate Certificate stand out?

Our curriculum allows you to take one class at a time and study when and where it's convenient for you, regardless of your undergraduate background. Learn at your own pace in six 3-credit-hour courses. 

  • You will gain an understanding of industry-standard software. 
  • You will study entirely online; asynchronous courses mean no set class times. 
  • You will take a course each 7-week term. 
  • You will learn through a combination of self-paced and interactive online learning. 
  • You will benefit from instructions provided by faculty in intelligence analysis, ethics, money laundering, and cyber threat intelligence. 

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What makes the Cyber Intelligence Graduate Certificate a good fit for you?

If you're an analytical individual with a knack for people, you're well-positioned for a career in cyber intelligence. We welcome program participants with any undergraduate degree from any accredited school. 

However, some undergraduate backgrounds may be especially appropriate to cyber intelligence, including the following: 

  • Humanities and liberal arts
  • Data Science
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Administration
  • K-12 Education

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