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Information Security

Information Security

Is a person's activity truly safe on the internet? One of the highest technical needs in today's job market is in information security. Concerns over the ever-growing hits from viruses, denial of service attacks and intellectual property theft are driving companies to look for qualified information security staff. Learn how to keep a business's internet practices safe by earning an Information Security certificate or award at Brookhaven College.

About Our Program

Our experienced faculty and staff members are here to help you be successful. We offer one-, two- and three-semester information security certificates and awards. You may start with a certificate or award program and later add on classes, gain credentials and build to the AAS degree if you wish.
Networking: Information Security Programs
CertificateSkills Achievement Awards
Information Security Certificate Information Security Skills Achievement Award
  IT Security Skills Achievement Award


Check out the Careers in CIT page for more information about working with an information secrurity background.

What Will You Learn?

At Brookhaven, we are constantly updating the courses to keep up with the rapidly-evolving field of information security. This ensures our students have the skills most in demand.
  • Learn information security vocabulary and terminology, ethics, the legal environment and risk management. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. The importance of appropriate planning, policies and controls is also discussed.
  • Instruction in security for network hardware, software and data including physical security backup procedures, relevant tools, encryption and protection from viruses.
  • Safeguard using server support skills plus designing and implementing a security system. Identify security threats and monitor network security implementations. Use best practices to configure operating systems to industry security standards.
  • Identify elements of firewall design, types of security threats and responses to security attacks. Use best practices to design, implement and monitor a network security plan. Examine security incident postmortem reporting and ongoing network security activities.

*To be successful in the Information Security certificate program, extensive knowledge of the computer field is required including basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as well as strong networking concepts. It is recommended that you have one or more of the following: Certificate and/or AAS in networking, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, or Cisco CCNA, Novell CNE, Microsoft MCSA and/or MCSE, A+ and Network+, SCSA, UNIX/Linux certification or other vendor specific certifications.

To get started in our Information Security program, contact:

Joselle Williams
Bldg. K, Room K102


Find information about gainful employment, program costs and placement rates for Information Security Certificate.