The Cyber Statecraft Certificate reflects the increasing importance of the cyber domain to U.S. national security strategy. Case studies of cyber operations are presented in the overall national strategic context so that students can appreciate the challenges of bringing theories into practice. Students will be prepared for careers in intelligence, counterintelligence, homeland security, and policymaking.
This certificate requires four courses, as listed below, as well as one free elective for a total of 20 credits.
- IWP 601 National Security Policy Process OR IWP 605 Intelligence and Policy
- IWP 610 Counterintelligence in a Democratic Society
- IWP 618 Information Operations and Information Warfare OR IWP 628 Military Strategy: Theory and Practice
- IWP 663 Cyber Statecraft (2 credits)
- IWP 691 Cyber Strategy Development (2 credits)
- IWP 692 Cyber Terrorism and Intelligence (2 credits)
- One elective (2 credits)
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to cyber statecraft.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the increasing importance of the cyber domain to U.S. national security strategy and an appreciation for the challenges of bringing cyber operation theories into practice.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to assess arguments, identify logical flaws, and obtain supporting or corrective information.
- Students will demonstrate the use of clear, effective and persuasive communications.