The Program in Depth

The Information Assurance and Security specialization program is designed for students looking to pursue career opportunities in the growing fields of digital security, information collection and preservation and security system creation. Students can learn to work with security software, administer security systems and identify potential security threats organizations may face in a variety of real-world situations.

You Can Learn How 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.
  • Manage security threats and risks by applying industry-best practices to assure information integrity, confidentiality, availability, non-repudiation and authenticity.
  • 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

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of your program courses will be focused on this specialization than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security, your classes can include:

  • Information Systems Control and Auditing

    The course covers the essential subjects and topics in information systems control, including types of audits, types of audit risks, frameworks for ma...

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  • Principles and Methods in Cryptographic Security

    This course covers the mathematical background to cryptography as well as providing a comprehensive review of contemporary cryptographic technologies,...

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  • Web Application Security Strategies

    This course focuses on issues related to the design and implementation of Web applications and data stores. Emphases are placed on multilevel security...

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