(April 10, 2016) Stanford, CA - Staying ahead in the cyber security game is critical to defending against new threats. To protect against cybercrime, corporations, business and government must continuously update their security measures and keep employees properly trained.

Since 2005, Stanford has provided professionals around the world with the opportunity to learn the latest real-world applications of computer security through the Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate Program. The six-course online program provides participants with the advanced skills needed to learn how to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, and build secure infrastructures.

Ongoing updates to curriculum ensure participants obtain the best education. Stanford recently made several enhancements to the online certificate program, adding a new course called Network Security and updating the Emerging Threats & Defenses course to reflect the latest knowledge.

Network Security addresses one of the most important computer science issues today. Participants will learn current and trending practices for building reliable and secure code to defend against various attack techniques, harmful viruses and threats. Participants will learn how to identify operating holes and explore the trends in malware, privacy and security for mobile devices.

In the new and improved Emerging Threats & Defenses course, participants will explore the growing challenges of securing sensitive data, networks and mobile devices, and learn the latest applications to defend against malicious acts.

With online access to video lectures, materials and exams from Stanford faculty and industry experts, participants across the globe can advance their knowledge of computer security while maintaining their jobs. The program is directed and taught by Stanford Professors John Mitchell and Dan Boneh as well as industry expert Neil Daswani. Boneh, Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering at Stanford, is nationally recognized for his work in cyber security. His research focuses on building security mechanisms that are easy to use and deploy. Mitchell is Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Computer Science and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering and of Education at Stanford. His research in computer security focuses on cloud security, mobile and web security, privacy and network security. Daswani is an expert in web application security, the co-founder of the security company Dasient, and the chief information security officer at LifeLock. He is also a Stanford alumnus and the author of the book Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs to Know.

Acceptance into the Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate Program is ongoing and participants may apply through the Stanford Center for Professional Development. Details can be found at computersecurity.stanford.edu.

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