Graduate Certificate in Cyberthreat Management and Response


Salve Regina University's graduate certificate in cyberthreat management and response prepares professionals in all organizations and sectors to actively address issues in this critical field with relevant and applicable knowledge and skills.

Stay Ahead of Disruptive Cyber Events

Managers need a deep understanding of the context in which they operate to harness the right tools, strategies, people and training to protect their companies and industries from a rapidly developing array of cyber threats. Salve Regina's four-course graduate certificate focuses on current conceptual and practical aspects of cybersecurity and domestic and international terrorism, equipping you to stay ahead of changing trends and challenges.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Cybersecurity professionals
  • Government officials and town managers
  • Law enforcement leadership
  • Business operations managers
  • Senior executives in for-profit enterprises and nonprofit organizations
  • Defense contractors
  • Insurance risk managers
  • Manufacturing general managers
  • Product engineers

Program format


Four courses (12 credits)

Application deadline


Rolling admission
Fall, spring and summer starts available

Average time to complete


8-12 months



$2,190 per course
 Financial aid and veterans' benefits available

Cyberthreat Management and Response Curriculum

Salve Regina's graduate certificate in cyberthreat management and response is designed for professionals who hold a bachelor's or master's degree and are seeking professional development in topics crucial to today's technological environment. Students in good academic standing who would like to continue their studies may apply to the M.S. in criminal justice and cybersecurity program and carry the credits forward.

Required Courses

The field of cyber intelligence has expanded and is evolving as a critical part of situational awareness for the nearly 200 countries connected to the internet today. In addition to these countries, criminal organizations, extremist groups and terrorists have also developed cyber intelligence capabilities to further their efforts to use the internet for their overt and covert activities. Cyberterrorism has emerged as a growing threat to national security. This is true not only for the U.S., but also for many countries around the world. Terrorists have recognized the value of the internet for recruiting and covert communication, as well as a weapon against their adversaries. This course provides unique insight into how terrorists use the internet and gives students insights into the challenges we face.

This course prepares students for exciting careers in cybersecurity. Students delve into the foundational concepts that underpin digital security and explore critical topics such as network security, threat detection, penetration testing, incident response and risk management. The curriculum is designed to closely align with the CompTIA Security+ certification, an ideal stepping-stone towards becoming a certified cybersecurity professional. Students also gain insights into the latest developments in cybersecurity, including the integration of artificial intelligence for threat analysis and mitigation. This course enhances students’ practical skills and knowledge in these areas and empowers them to effectively safeguard digital environments. Students who already hold an active Security+ certification may be able to substitute a cyber elective for this course.

This course provides an understanding of the current and future environment surrounding cyber intelligence. The course examines foundational terms such as cybersecurity and cyber warfare, and explores current and emergent cyber threats, effects of AI/ML, cyber threat actors and mechanisms for increased cyber resiliency in the public and private sectors. Students are asked to think critically as they address current cyber intelligence collection management, analytical techniques, tradecraft, security and counterintelligence methods.

This course studies the response of law enforcement and information systems scientists to the use of computers and related technologies for criminal purposes. While no prior computer knowledge is required, students use computers as part of this course. Major policy issues surrounding this area are also discussed.

Our Faculty

Our cyberthreat management and response courses are taught by seasoned professionals who are experts in their field. Instructors work closely with students to meet their individual needs while serving as career-focused mentors, helping students to build their professional network.



Courses are billed individually at the start of each class. Please note that there is a $60 registration fee per semester.



If your employer is paying all or part of your tuition, we will arrange payment directly from your employer where possible. Learn more.



Our certificate programs are eligible for federal student loans. To qualify, you must complete two courses per semester. Learn more.

Military and


Salve Regina is approved for veterans’ benefits and has been named a Military Friendly School. Learn more.