Master of Science in
Information Security & Assurance
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.
Complex, emerging threats to information quality and security make it difficult to protect a company’s profits, performance and reputation. Add to this a scarcity of high-level leaders who grasp both the technical and business aspects of information assurance, and we face the prospect of a perfect storm of information risks.
That’s why Embry-Riddle has created this Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA) degree for professionals who aspire to leadership positions in the information security arena. Curriculum is offered through the College of Business and focuses on the technology and business aspects of how information security drives enterprise-wide strategy and success. Degree specializations are available in Protecting Business Intelligence, Information Systems Security and Information Assurance in a Global Context.
The MSISA is delivered with an interdisciplinary approach that makes the learning applicable to any industry. Choose this degree if you strive to excel as a strong decision maker driving enterprise-wide policies.
MSISA Program Notes:
1) It is strongly suggested that MISA 501 and then MISA 502 be the first two courses a student takes in their degree program. Many other classes build on this knowledge.
|Information Security & Assurance Core|
|MISA 501||Assured Business Systems: Managing and Protecting the Information Systems Enterprise||3|
|MISA 502||Risk Management and Business Continuity||3|
|MISA 503||Informatics: Security Implications of Cross-Disciplinary Computing||3|
|MISA 504||Enterprise Systems Architectures for Information Assurance||3|
|MISA 505||Incident Management and Information Forensics||3|
|MISA 506||Cyber Law, Cyber Compliance, and Information Assurance||3|
|MISA 507||Quality Management for Information Assurance||3|
|Specialization or Electives Credits||9|
|Electives: Complete a total of 9 credit hours (3 classes) from any College of Business unduplicated courses. No specialization will be earned for this option.|
|Specializations: Choose any specialization and select 9 credit hours (3 classes) within that specialization. Students wishing to complete multiple specializations will usually be required to take an additional 9 semester hours (3 classes) to earn the second specialization.|
|Total Degree Requirements||30|
|Protecting Business Intelligence Specialization|
|MMIS 521||Data Warehousing and Information Quality||3|
|MMIS 522||Business Analytics, Social Network and Web Analytics||3|
|MISA 523||Information Advantage -- Defensive: Countering Self-Deception and External Deceptions||3|
|Information Systems Security Specialization|
|MISA 531||Secure Information Systems Design||3|
|MISA 532||Integrated Threat Warning and Attack Assessment for Enterprise Information Systems||3|
|MISA 533||Product and Systems Safety and Reliability: Issues for Information Assurance||3|
|MISA 534||Aviation / Aerospace Issues for Information Security||3|
|Information Assurance in a Global Context Specialization|
|MISA 541||International Considerations for Information Assurance and Protection||3|
|MISA 543||Assured Strategic Messaging: Keeping the Message Intact and Effective||3|
|MISA 544||The High-Reliability Enterprise Model||3|
|MMIS 561||Global Information and Technology Management||3|
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