CNSS Computer Security Certifications

The Department of Computer Science has been approved by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) as meeting the requirements of the CNSS 4011 and CNSS 4012 security standards. This accreditation confirms compliance with Federal Security Standards through the year 2014. Any UT Tyler student awarded these certificates will automatically meet federal employment requirements for the CNSS 4011 or 4012 certification. CNSS is a federal government entity under the U.S. Department of Defense that provides procedures and guidance for the protection of national security systems.

The CNSS 4011 standard consists of the fundamental security knowledge needed by an Information Systems Security professional. Students who successfully complete the following courses in their degree program will receive the CNSS 4011 certificate: COSC 2315, 4360, 4361, and 4362.

The CNSS 4012 standard consists of the security knowledge needed by a Chief Information Officer (Senior Systems Manager) in authorizing systems certified as security by a security manager. Students who successfully complete the following courses in their degree program will receive the CNSS 4012 certificate: COSC 4360, 4361, and 4362.