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Master of Science in
Information Security & Assurance

Created for professionals aspiring to leadership positions in information security, this degree balances technical knowledge with business management principles.

Each year, global businesses lose an estimated $100 billion to cybercrime. Some estimate that, coupled with the cost of bad data and bad decisions, this amount could be increased tenfold. With these dramatic financial losses comes an industry need for skilled safety assurance professionals. The complexity of today’s society has created new vulnerabilities and threats to information systems.

Embry-Riddle offers a Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance that prepares its graduates to develop, coordinate, and protect information and knowledge resources. The Information Security and Assurance online master's degree program at Embry-Riddle is unique in its focus on business and organizational life in the Information Age.

Students strengthen their grasp of the information systems that modern businesses and organizations rely on and discuss the risks that bad data, faulty design, improper use, and hostile action can present to organizations.

This program is taught from three key perspectives — enterprise (system-of-systems view of organizations), knowledge management, and quality management — to provide a well-rounded foundation in business and security assurance.

Learn from experienced faculty who hold terminal degrees and are experts in their field.

Classmates who relate firsthand professional experiences enhance the learning environment.

With Embry-Riddle’s online educational opportunities and a network of education facilities designed to support student advancement in the U.S. and abroad, students have the flexibility to learn at a campus near them or even in their own home.


About Information Security & Assurance at the Worldwide & Online Campus

Information drives the bottom line in today’s business environment. However, complex, emerging threats to information quality and security make it difficult to protect a company’s profits, performance and reputation. Offered through Embry-Riddle’s College of Business, the Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance is designed for professionals who aspire to leadership positions in the information security arena.

While the majority of information security degrees focus solely on technical aspects, the online master's degree in Information Security & Assurance balances technical knowledge with business management principles.

With an interdisciplinary approach, the program prepares students to excel as strong decision makers driving enterprise-wide policies in any field depending on effective information for business success.

Students can customize their career paths by choosing from three specializations that are particularly relevant in today’s business climate:

  • Protecting Business Intelligence
  • Information Systems Security
  • Information Assurance in a Global Context

To meet the demands of busy professionals, the program is offered entirely online. Students will have the flexibility to study from anywhere at any time. 

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