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Master of Science in Information Assurance

Brandeis University

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Description

Brandeis University's online Master of Science in Information Assurance degree program has been created for those individuals who are looking to work with governments and all types of industries that require methodologies, techniques, and disaster recovery plans to protect cyberspace and global information.

The goal of this online degree in information assurance has been designed for those individuals who are looking to learn how to assess risks to the security of proprietary information in an organization as well as understand the technical, organizational and human factors associated with these risks.

Topics that are covered by the online information assurance courses in this program, include:

  • Assessing risks to the security of proprietary information in an organization.
  • Understanding the technical, organizational and human factors associated with these risks.
  • Evaluating information technology tools designed to protect against threats facing organizations.
  • Assessing the impact of security policies on existing complex systems and organizational objectives while simultaneously considering regulatory requirements and compliance.
  • Overseeing the information assurance life cycle of an organization, including planning, acquisition, development and evolution of secure infrastructures.

Through this online information assurance degree program, students will develop this ability to create strategic risk management over tools and tactics.

The online Information Assurance program addresses the growing need for Information Security professionals that possess a balance of analytical skills and business acumen. The program is unique in its emphasis on the policy, management, and technology aspects of information security and risk management.

Accreditation Information

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

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