The Program in Depth

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security is designed for students looking to become leaders in the fields of digital security, information collection and preservation, and security system creation.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Identify the physical and logical threats and vulnerabilities present in new and an existing information system infrastructure.
  • Identify relevant security technologies and techniques needed to secure an information infrastructure.
  • Implement technical and administrative control measures to protect information assets and comply with regulatory standards.
  • Conduct an analysis of an existing and new information systems infrastructure.
  • Conduct information systems audit.
  • 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 Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security, your classes can include:

  • Enterprise Networks

    In this course students examine computer networking concepts, which enable them to translate business objectives into a physical network design. Stude...

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  • Principles of Information Systems

    In this course students examine management skills as they relate to the information technology industry, taking into account the relationship between ...

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  • Principles of Information Security

    This course covers information security technologies as applied to operating systems, database management systems, and computer networks. The three ma...

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Course content subject to change

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