Cybersecurity Certificate

About the Cybersecurity Certificate 


Cybersecurity issues are pervasive throughout all aspects of life in modern times. The issues are complex and have far ranging consequences.

Western’s Cybersecurity Certificate offered through the Department of Computer Science provides a means for students from all disciplines to become knowledgeable about the challenges and potential solutions to cybersecurity problems and to apply cybersecurity principles across all aspects of an organization.


In addition there are many non-technical career paths available in this field, including, but not limited to:

  • Cybersecurity Risk Manager

  • Cybersecurity Requirements Planner/Analyst

  • Cybersecurity Test Manager

  • Cybersecurity Knowledge Manager

  • Cybersecurity Trainer/Training Manager

  • Cybersecurity Strategic Planner

  • Cybersecurity Program/Project Management

  • Executive Cyber Leadership


This program is open to all Peninsula students not enrolled in a program in the Computer Science department (CSCI, CISS)


A Cybersecurity Certificate can provide:


  • A competitive edge in the job market

  • Greater employment security

  • Increased earning potential

  • Career advancement


Have questions about the program? Please call Crystal Cline at (360) 394-2707.

We look forward to helping you learn more about reaching your educational goals.

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