Public Broadcasting: New Online Cybersecurity Certificate Program

Public broadcasting professionals can learn about cybersecurity, and earn a certificate, through a National Association of Broadcasters online course.


The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is releasing a robust Broadcast Cybersecurity Certificate Program for engineering and information technology professionals in broadcasting and public broadasting.

The online program is specifically tailored to the needs of the broadcast industry and is available to NAB members and nonmembers.

Authored by Cynthia Brumfield, senior analyst and president, DCT Associates, the program’s learning objectives align with the most recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity released in May 2018. Through four online courses, participants will gain understanding in the following areas:

  • Broadcast Cybersecurity Risk Planning and Management
  • User and Network Infrastructure Planning and Management for Broadcasters
  • Tools and Techniques for Detecting a Cyberattack
  • Developing a Continuity of Operations Plan
The current threat environment frames the need for enhanced cybersecurity education at all levels. NAB is pleased to provide the latest education and training to further secure operations within the broadcast industry,” said Brian Savoie, NAB senior director of technology education and outreach.

Learn more about the NAB broadcast courses on its Broadcast Education website..

About NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age.

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