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Information Assurance and Security

From mission-critical business systems to e-commerce and the Internet, IT is not only an industry in its own right but also a fundamental building block of all other industries. AIU® offers an industry-current BSIT program with an in-depth specialization in Information Assurance and Security designed to help students learn about the types of information technology security used in business today, as well as the practices that should be in place in any organization to ensure security. Throughout the course of this IT security degree program, students will learn the components and functions of the many digital security and information collection systems currently used in the industry. The program also addresses issues of physical and operations security.


Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Information Assurance and Security to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to focus your studies on an area that is gaining attention from an increasingly security conscious business community.

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  • Next Start Date

    November 9th, 2015

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  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • The Information Assurance and Security specialization program is designed for students looking to pursue a career in the growing fields of digital security, information collection and preservation and security system creation. Throughout this program, students will gain valuable real-world knowledge and experience and learn to:

    • Summarize details of essential computer concepts.
    • Use an operating system interface to access, add, troubleshoot and configure hardware and manage files.
    • Implement a relational database management system utilizing the concepts of database design and data modeling.
    • Develop business applications using programming languages, tools and software development methodologies.
    • Apply best practices and effective procedures to current and relevant information security and assurance problems and challenges.
    • Create and implement computer and system network defense, both in basic forms and in detail.
    • Evaluate existing security programs and systems for threats and learn how to fix those threats.
    • Develop solutions and practices that can be applied to network security maintenance and integrity.
    • Understand the components and requirements of system security procedures, as well as professional industry expectations.


    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit

  • The courses included in the Information Assurance and Security specialization program are designed to bring students a blend of the technical knowledge required in a career in this field, as well as a number of opportunities to put that knowledge to practice under the guidance of industry-trained instructors.


    • Project Management and Teams
    • Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT
    • System Architecture and Integration
    • Introduction to Information Assurance and Information Security
    • Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure Security
    • Information Systems Control and Auditing
    • Global Information Security Laws and Standards
    • Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
    • IT Governance for Information Security Managers
    • Program Capstone in IT


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Upon completing the Information Assurance and Security specialization program, students will have gained valuable and applicable knowledge and skills in the field.

    Students will not only be comfortable and familiar with the terms and industry norms of this field, but will also have experience of their own in creating and implementing security systems and procedures. Students will learn how to design security parameters for their own security system, diagnose problems in security systems in order to develop solutions and understand the present industry expectations for a professional in this field.

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