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Information Assurance and Security

The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) with a Specialization in Information Assurance and Security degree is designed to deliver students current and informative knowledge on the many aspects, procedures and challenges that face this industry sector in the world today. 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.

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  • Next Start Date

    April 27, 2015

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  • Specialization Credits


  • 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:

    • 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 institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

  • 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.


    • Introduction to Information Assurance and Information Security
    • Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure Security
    • Web Application Security Strategies
    • Information Systems Control and Auditing
    • Principles and Methods in Cryptographic Security
    • Information Security Certification and Accreditation Process
    • Operating Systems Security Strategies
    • Introduction to Computer Forensics
    • Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
    • Global Information Security Laws and Standards
    • IT Governance for Information Security Managers


    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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