Information Security/Assurance - MS
The Information Security/Assurance Master of Science degree program builds cogently on the body of knowledge associated with the protection of networks, communication channels and information, and incorporates a set of core competencies in both technology and business as they relate to planning, implementing and managing system- and enterprise-level security. This program is targeted for students who have bachelor’s degrees in information technology, computer science, and network and software engineering, as well as others who have earned bachelor’s degrees in fields outside these areas but need the graduate-level degree to advance professionally. All students must complete a capstone project.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Research, establish and apply strategies and solutions that demonstrate an understanding of security foundations and the practical applications in the information security/assurance field.
- Integrate information security solutions through the alignment of appropriate security methodologies to different security situations.
- Develop system security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures.
- Propose and test policies and procedures to ensure information systems reliability and availability and the prevention of unauthorized access.
- Effectively communicate information security assessments, plans and actions to all stakeholders, both technical and nontechnical.
- Assess and summarize the legal standards, laws and regulations related to information security/assurance in the global community.
This program is a 10-course degree with a five-course core and two four-course focus areas, technical or business, that a student can choose from. The final program requirement is a 4.5 credit capstone research project.
Statistics and Network Fundamentals or their equivalents are requirements for this program. If a student does not have these courses within his/her undergraduate program or transferred in, they will need to complete the prerequisite and foundation courses prior to registering for core and focus classes.
Master of Science (M.S.)
CreditsPrerequisite Course *
|ISA5010||Research Methods in Information Security||4.5|
|ISA5020||Foundations of Information Security Management||4.5|
|ISA5030||Legal and Ethical Principles in IT||4.5|
|ISA5040||Network Security and Cryptography||4.5|
|ISA5050||Digital/Computer Forensics and Investigation||4.5|
|Technical Focus Courses (Providence campus only)|
|Software Security Testing|
|Securing Virtualized and Cloud Infrastructures|
|Hacking Countermeasures and Techniques|
|Advanced Network Intrusion Detection and Analysis|
|Business Focus Courses (Online campus only)|
|Business Continuity Planning|
|Risk Management and Incident Response|
|Cyber Science and IT Business Operations|
|Information Security Policy and Governance|
|Career Capstone Course|
|ISA6090||Information Security & Assurance Capstone Research Project||4.5|