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Degree Overview

Our online information security master’s program will give you a tremendous advantage in this highly competitive field. The M.S. in Information Security and Assurance will prepare you with the necessary skills for the protection of networks, communication, and data, as well as the knowledge base for planning, implementing, and managing enterprise level security and system integrity. You will become an expert IT security and assurance manager.

Who the Program is for:

  • Experienced IT professionals seeking to move into IT security and assurance management positions and need the credentials to do so.
  • Individuals with “real world” experience who seek in-depth knowledge and skills in IT security and assurance.
  • Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.

This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. 

What You’ll Learn — Areas of Study:

In this online master’s in information security, you’ll learn all the essential skills and knowledge needed. This program includes the following areas of study and completion of a capstone project.

·         Current and Emerging Technology
Cyberlaw, Regulations and Compliance
Hacking
Cryptography
Vulnerability Assessment 
Forensics and Network Intrusion
Security Policy and Standards
Risk Management
Disaster Recovery Planning, Prevention and Response

Total Program: 30 Competency Units (credit equivalents)

Note: This program is aligned with security standards put in place by the National Security Agency (NSA) and encompasses the 10 security domains that are the foundation of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

What You’ll Earn — IT Certifications:

This program incorporates several IT certification exams into the curriculum. You will study for and complete the following certification exams (which are all included in your tuition — a huge cost savings for you):

 

  • EC-Council Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (UPC0-350)
  • EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (RC0-349)
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