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. Working alongside cybersecurity professionals who focus on technical issues, cyber threat intelligence analysts use frameworks (i.e., NIST Cybersecurity Framework) and methodologies (i.e., kill chain) to analyze the why and who behind cyber threats. Cyber threat intelligence analysts are key members of any effective cybersecurity team. 

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 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 is designed for part-time study. Take one class at a time and study when and where it's convenient for you! Learn at your own pace in six 3-credit courses. We welcome students from all undergraduate backgrounds.

  • You will gain an understanding of industry-standard software.
  • You will study entirely online. Asynchronous courses mean that there are no set class times.
  • You will take 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.

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 -- regardless of your undergraduate training. We welcome program participants with any undergraduate degree from any accredited school.

Some undergraduate backgrounds may be especially appropriate to cyber intelligence, including:

  • Humanities and liberal arts
  • Data science
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare administration
  • K-12 education

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