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Information Assurance

The Information Assurance and Security area of study is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to address the operational issues, policies and procedures, threat and response mechanisms, risk analysis, system recovery and information security frameworks that can be deployed to secure corporate assets. The program focuses on preparing students to be able to protect an organization?s data assets and manage all aspects of information assurance and security across an organization?s systems.

Area of Study Requirements Credits
IAS-551: Foundations of Information Assurance  3
IAS-552: Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Attacks  3
IAS-553: Countermeasures Design and Implementation  3
IAS-554: Policies and Procedures Development and Implementation  3
IAS-555: Computer Forensics and Information Systems Auditing  3
Total 15 Credits

Information Assurance Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the area of study in Information Assurance, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate new and existing security systems.
  2. Lead the development, implementation, evaluation and management of information security solutions.
  3. Utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies to develop comprehensive risk assessments of an organization?s information assets.
  4. Develop comprehensive risk mitigation and system recovery plans.
  5. Collaborate with organizational stakeholders to develop and implement enterprise-level information assurance policies and procedures.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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