Information Assurance

College
College of Computer & Information Science
Study Options
Full Time
Locations
Boston
Website
Full Program Description

The PhD in Information Assurance program at Northeastern University prepares students with a variety of backgrounds and interests to advance the reliability and security of cyber space as researchers, faculty members, and policy advisors.

In addition to focusing on technology to address global threats to cyberspace, the program provides an understanding of how law, policy, and human behavior influence the design and implementation of security measures. Highly trained professionals with this comprehensive knowledge are in great demand in industry, government agencies, and academia.

An award-winning institution

  • Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in both information assurance education and research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
  • Home to the Institute of Information Assurance (IIA), an interdisciplinary research center overseen by both the College of Computer and Information Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, and the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to train the country’s next-generation cyber corps.
  • Affiliated with the International Secure Systems Lab, a collaborative effort of European and U.S. researchers focused on Web security, malware and vulnerability analysis, intrusion detection, and other computer security issues.
  • The lead institution in the ALERT Center, a multi-university Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence involved in research, education, and technology related to threats from explosives.
College
College of Computer & Information Science
Study Options
Full Time
Locations
Boston, Charlotte, Seattle
Website
Full Program Description

In Northeastern’s Master of Science in Information Assurance program, students take courses tailored to their backgrounds. Students with social science and other backgrounds strengthen their technical skills, and those with prior technical experience add to their understanding of the context in which they will apply technology. All students learn about the key issues in information security and how technology can help resolve them.

ALIGN Master’s Degree Program

Interested in our Information Assurance Program but think your background might not be a match? Consider our ALIGN program. Created specifically to prepare bachelor’s degree holders for high-demand industries, regardless of their experience or undergraduate major, ALIGN offers custom curricula in hybrid formats on all our campuses and includes the benefits of our co-op experience and Northeastern’s global network.

To learn more, visit our ALIGN website.