Troy University to offer professional development course in social media security

Posted: Thursday, 21 August 2014

TROY - Troy University's Professional Development Institute will offer a new online course in social media security starting in September that will help individuals identify social media security risks and guard sensitive personal information.

The course starts Sept. 8, and registration must be complete by Sept. 3. The course prepares participants for the Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) certification exam.

The SMSP certification is designed for people who work, or plan to work in, professions dealing with social media solutions or cyber security, including information security technicians, security administrators, security architects, security engineers or any other role that is responsible for information security.

The coursework will help participants understand vulnerabilities and threats facing social media networks and how to quickly respond to security breaches. The online course includes lectures, demonstrations and hands-on exercises.

To register, or for more information, visit or email

TROY's Professional Development Institute, part of the Continuing Education Center, offers a variety of online and in-class courses designed to help individuals advance their careers through skill training, licensing and certification.