Online Cybersecurity Programs 

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Cybersecurity job growth is accelerating, as is the demand for highly skilled cybersecurity professionals. Designed for today’s busy professionals, our courses and programs explain the principles and technologies that underlie cybersecurity. Now is the time to strengthen your cybersecurity knowledge and set yourself apart.

    • Learn 100% online, on your own time
    • Add a Stanford certificate to your resumé
    • May qualify towards maintaining (ISC)² certifications, such as CISSP
    • Listen to Stanford faculty and cybersecurity leaders of industry

The Cybersecurity Graduate Program provides a professional, technical and policy view of the challenges created by rapid advancements in information technology. Earn graduate credit while examining principles of computer systems security, including attack protection and prevention.

The Advanced Cybersecurity Program is designed for busy professionals looking to learn real-world applications of how to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of customers, and build secure infrastructures.

Whether you’re new to cybersecurity or a seasoned defender, it’s a great time to be in the industry.

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Popular Courses

Advanced Cybersecurity Program Preview

Advanced Cybersecurity Program Preview

Enroll in this FREE, self-paced preview of the Advanced Cybersecurity program.

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies

Explore the technical aspects of engineering secure software, system interactions with crypto-currencies, and distributed consensus for reliability.

Foundations of Information Security

Foundations of Information Security

Neil Daswani shows you how to achieve basic security objectives by using secure systems and design principles.

Cybersecurity and Executive Strategy

Cybersecurity and Executive Strategy

Learn how to explain to all levels of management why cybersecurity and risk mitigation should be a priority for corporate strategy.

Mobile Security

Introduction to the Internet of Things

Stanford faculty deliver an overview of exciting and relevant technical areas essential to professionals in the IoT industry.

Graduate or Professional Program - which is right for you?

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Classmate Interactions


Graduate Courses for Credit

90–120 hours per course

Earn up to 18 units of academic credit that may contribute to a certificate or a degree

Frequent collaboration with other students taking courses at the same time


Professional Courses

10–12 hours per course

Earn a certificate, or 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per course completed

Potential to connect with other participants through private social media groups



John Mitchell

Professor of Computer Science and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering and of Education

Dan Boneh

Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering

Nick McKeown

Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science

Zakir Durumeric

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


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