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Graduate Certificate in Information Security & Assurance

Information security and assurance is one of the fastest-growing areas in information technology and information management. It is the foundation of enterprise decision-making and reliable business processes. This program prepares students for a variety of positions such as information security officer, security manager, operational manager, systems and network manager, legal professional, risk manager, and information professional. Information security and assurance is especially important in banking and finance, public health, health care, and other highly-regulated industries. Those who complete the program successfully will be prepared in security awareness, incident response to system compromise, defense strategies, configuration management, and legal issues.

 

The Information Security and Assurance (ISA) Graduate Certificate Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor's degree and have undertaken the Graduate Transition Certificate in Information Technology (or the equivalent through other coursework) to advance their knowledge in the field of information security and assurance.

Students graduating with this program will have a strong background in fundamental principles and applications of computer security and information assurance, as well as hands-on experience with security tools commonly used in industry.

Current Requirements

Required Courses (6 Hours)

IT 6823 Information Security Concepts & Administration 3
IT 6873 Information Security Seminar 3

Elective Courses (Choose 2 from the following list - 6 credit hours total.)

IT 6833 Wireless Security 3
IT 6843 Ethical Hacking: Network Security & Penetration Testing 3
IT 6853 Computer Forensics 3
IT 6863 Database Security & Auditing 3
IT 6903 Special Topics in Information Assurance 3

 

Requirements Prior to 2012

Required Courses (9 Hours)

IT 6823 Information Security Concepts & Administration 3
IT 6843 Ethical Hacking: Network Security & Penetration Testing    3
IT 6863 Database Security & Auditing 3

Elective Courses (Choose 1 from the following list - 3 credit hours total.)

IT 6833 Wireless Security 3
IT 6853 Computer Forensics 3
IT 6873 Information Security Seminar 3

Course Descriptions

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