Online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Cyber Policy: Career Outlook

Make a living untangling cyber laws and policies.

The cybersecurity field is experiencing incredible growth, and with that comes a need for experts who understand its ethics, laws, and policies. Utica College's online certificate in cyber policy introduces you to the most critical legal, constitutional, and public policy issues in this developing discipline.

  • 35x ($3.5 billion to $120 billion) market growth from 2004 to 20171
  • $20 billion spending on cybersecurity by the U.S. government in 20171
  • 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs projected by 20212

Alongside the fundamentals of both cybersecurity and risk management, in as few as 12 months, you'll learn how cybersecurity policy is created and enforced. You'll also dig into deeper topics like international cybersecurity laws, the ethics of cyber operations and espionage, and more.

At Utica, you'll receive a rigorously evaluated and industry-relevant education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Utica College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE–CD) through academic year 2024.

Our cybersecurity programs have also been recognized for their excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

Learn more about why Utica College is your best choice for a cybersecurity education.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this certificate have gone on to work in positions like these:

  • Information Security Analyst: Provide and implement security solutions that maximize productivity for organizations while following strict privacy policies. Main duties include research, collecting data, and developing security strategies.
  • Compliance Manager: Apply your cybersecurity expertise to plan, direct, or coordinate an organization's activities to ensure compliance with ethical and regulatory standards.
  • Security Manager: Harness your cybersecurity expertise to direct your organization's security functions, including the safety of its data and assets.

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          Learning Outcomes

          • Understand the basics of computer hardware, peripherals, and system software, as well as their relationship to cybersecurity and computer forensics

          • Analyze and assess how cyber technologies, cybersecurity, and computer forensics are involved in the fields of criminal justice, business, industry, and national critical infrastructure

          • Assess the legal, social, technical, and ethical trade-offs and relationships involved in the cybersecurity and computer forensics disciplines

          • Recognize the interrelationship between cybercrime and fraud and understand the techniques used to investigate and mitigate cyber fraud

          • Create cybersecurity policies that address legal, compliance, and regulatory requirements

          Continue Your Education

          When you're ready to advance your education, you can seamlessly transfer equivalent courses from this certificate into these degrees:

          Note that not all of your credit hours may transfer into these degrees. You must obtain permission from the Program Director.

          Beyond the Degree

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          1Morgan, Steve (April 2018). "2018 Cybersecurity Market Report." Cybercrime Magazine, retrieved December 27, 2018, from
          2Morgan, Steve (June 2017). "Cybersecurity Labor Crunch to Hit 3.5 Million Unfilled Jobs by 2021." CSO Online, retrieved December 27, 2018, from