Master of Science in Information Assurance

Program Format
Online|
Curriculum
Entry Terms
Spring: January 11, 2016
Credits Required for Graduation
32 Semester Hours

Overview

With cyber attacks accelerating, there is an acute shortage of trained information assurance professionals and an escalating need for their skills. Northeastern University’s interdisciplinary Master of Science in Information Assurance program provides the critical knowledge you need to protect an organization’s information assets and systems, make strategic decisions about information security issues including identity theft, computer viruses, and electronic fraud, and provide leadership in these and other strategic efforts. Elective concentrations allow you to customize your program to meet your organization’s needs and your professional goals.

Program Objectives

  • Build core knowledge surrounding computer system security and network practices
  • Plan and implement security strategies to reduce risk and enhance protection of information assets and systems
  • Understand legal and ethical issues associated with information security, privacy, and digital rights
  • Enhance communication skills for effective interaction with corporate management on IA-related issues


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