There are more than 500,000 cybersecurity positions open in the US and more than 15,000 of them are in Massachusetts

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95% of CIOs expect cybersecurity threats to get worse

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of training through Fitchburg State University with immersive experiences creates an incredible opportunity to enter and expand a rewarding career in cybersecurity

Time Commitment and Fee


  Fall B: November 2 to December 16, 2021

Duration: 39 hours

Program Fees: $2, 500

Spring A: January 13 to March 1, 2022

Duration: 39 hours

Program Fees: $2, 500


Cyber for Managers covers a wide range of security topics across the entire security stack. Data, network, host, application, and user controls are all covered in conjunction with key management topics that address the overall security lifecycle, including governance and technical controls focused on protecting, detecting, and responding to security issues.

Course Objectives

The approach of this course will prepare you to:
  • Make sense of different cybersecurity frameworks.
  • Understand and analyze risk.
  • Understand the pros and cons of different reporting relationships.
  • Prepare your organization to handle privacy and security regulations.

Who Should Enroll

  • Newly appointed information security officers.
  • Recently promoted security leaders who want to build a secure foundation for leading and building teams.
  • Technically skilled security administrators who have recently been given leadership responsibilities.
  • Team leads with responsibility for a specific security function who want to understand what other teams are doing.
  • Organizations can benefit by using this course to help keep their team’s knowledge and skills current as the threat landscape continues to rapidly evolve.
  • This course is also beneficial for software developers, app developers, systems engineers, and systems analysts interested in upskilling to advance their careers in cybersecurity.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • There is no need for prior technical knowledge.
  • Candidates with a basic understanding of technology, networks, and security.

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Program Highlights

Synchronous Learning

33 hours of synchronous class time with
leading cybersecurity instructors

Live Range Training

Get 6 dedicated hours to identify, isolate, and
remediate real-world malware attacks


Achieve work/life balance with online

Well-Rounded Curriculum

To help you not just learn about cybersecurity but also manage it effectively

World-Class Instructors

Hands-on training from some of the best cybersecurity leaders in the world

Peer Learning

Learn from high-achieving peers and build your network

Eligible for Grant Fund

Boost your resume by completing a Fitchburg State University online course

Certificate of Completion

Get 6 dedicated hours to identify, isolate, and
remediate real-world malware attacks


Accelerate your career in cybersecurity!

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