The Executive Leadership in Information Assurance specialization focuses on providing the fundamental skills that are required to understand global leadership concepts, bringing together all the components required for a C-Level information security position, and providing students with the knowledge of how to manage IT security projects to enhance the success rate for both organizations and IT managers. This specialization mostly leads individuals to assume the position of CISO and even CTO at companies.
In this information security master's specialization, you will be trained in global business leadership, executive governance and management, and project management in IT security.
Level of study: Graduate
Number of courses: 12 (36 Credit Hours)
Duration: 2 Years – 12-week terms (4 per year)
Term begins on: July 6, 2021
Mode of study: Online (Flexible with Hands-On Experience)
ECCU coursework is delivered through a 100% online degree program, providing the flexibility of time management whereby students can attend to coursework at any time of day/night or weekends (24×7). There is a structure to the week and term whereby attendance and submissions must meet predefined deadlines each week and weekly attendance and participation are mandatory. Synchronous scheduled class times are not utilized but adherence to discussion and homework weekly posting deadlines are.
The course utilizes traditional university terms (semesters of 12 weeks) and is structured accordingly. So the course delivery sits in a flexible middle ground between the structure of set class times and attendance and the open-ended system of self-paced independent study courses.
Each course is instructor-led by credentialed professors with industry experience with a maximum enrolment of 30 students. Guided discussion, interaction/engagement, assistance/support, and grading/feedback will be done with your professor weekly as the course proceeds.
Courses typically consist of a mixture of weekly threaded discussions, reading materials, iLabs (ECCU’s online virtual platform to practice), presentation support (PowerPoint and/or video), quizzes/exams and/or research projects/papers.
Intro to Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner
Foundations of Organizational Behavior
Hacker Mind: Profiling the IT Criminal
Managing Secure Network Systems
Linux Networking and Security
Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures
Global Business Leadership
Executive Governance and Management
Project Management in IT Security
100% Virtualization for a Complete Learning Experience!
iLabs was built for you, whether beginner or expert, iLabs is completely customizable to your needs. No experience necessary!
Practical hands-on learning provides access to real-world tools and scenarios, boosts knowledge retention and is proven to be more effective at preparing you for the job!
9 Industry Certifications Included in the Program
ECCU understands the need for students to be industry-ready and hence, all of EC-Council’s relevant industry certifications have been included in the various specializations, allowing the student to graduate with not only a Master’s degree but a string of certifications as well.
Applicants for admission must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a TOEFL score of 550 or better or proof of English competency.
Student Enrollment Application
Official government ID or passport (international students)
A photo of yourself holding your official government ID
Official transcript(s) from the institution where the student received a Bachelor's or most recent Master's Degree.
An official evaluation of international credits (for students with international transcripts only)
Proof of English proficiency (international students only)
The Master of Science in Cyber Security degree will be awarded by EC-Council University upon successful completion of all degree requirements.
In addition to the specific degree requirements, each candidate for graduation must meet the following requirements:
Completion of thirty-six (36) credits of 500 level courses in which the candidate earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
Satisfactory completion of the summative capstone course.
All degree requirements must be completed within one and a half times the program length or have a cumulative course completion rate of 67% of coursework from the date the student enrolls in the University and begins the MS in Information Security program.
IT Project Manager
Chief Information Security Officer
Information Security Officer
Chief Security Officer
Information Assurance Security Officer