MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SECURITY & ASSURANCE - ONLINE

Cyber threats continue to increase, as do the opportunities for information security and assurance experts. More businesses are storing their data offsite in the cloud and more employees have remote access to systems and data. This provides some uncertainty, as does the use of non-sanctioned devices on company networks. Cybercrime is also a reality for large corporations, e-commerce companies, defense firms, and, of course, the federal government. Information security and assurance is an ever-changing quest that challenges professionals at each turn. Staying ahead of the threat requires up-to-the-moment knowledge, like the curriculum available here at Norwich University. The Norwich University Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance online program delivers a relevant overview of security standards and computer security models, as well as topics that cover effective technology, risk management, and analytics. Our goal is to reinforce your existing information security knowledge, while also supporting your needs for advanced study of the management skills necessary to implement an enterprise-wide information assurance program. If you are transitioning into the Information Security (IS) field or looking to enhance your IS-related skill set, Virtual Security Cloud Labs, a secure, hands-on cloud computing platform, will provide you the opportunity to work on real-world business scenarios using IS tools to prepare you for a demanding career in IS.

Key Facts About Your Norwich Online Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance:

  • Choose from five concentrations that are uniquely designed to provide an in-depth examination of policies, procedures, and overall structure of an information assurance program:
    • Computer Forensic Investigation/Incident Response Team Management
    • Project Management
    • Critical Infrastructure Protection & Cyber Crime
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Cyber Law and International Perspectives on Cyberspace
  • Develop a thorough foundation in the business, governance, and policy decisions that lead to effective solutions to current and emerging security threats
  • Four start dates per year
  • Small class sizes and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Earn your degree in as few as 18 months from a reputable U.S. academic institution
  • One of the first information assurance schools to be designated as a Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
  • Ranked in the top 20 Regional Universities as offering the Best Value with respect to high academic quality and low net cost of attendance by U.S. News & World Report*
  • Ranked in the top 100 for Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report **





*Recognized as offering the Best Value with respect to high academic quality and low net cost of attendance, U.S. News & World Report ranks Norwich University in the top 20 Regional Universities in the North. Rankings are based on undergraduate programs and on students who received the average level of need-based financial aid. **Recognized for academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks Norwich University in the top 100 for Regional Universities in the North. Rankings are based on undergraduate programs

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Last updated May 11, 2019
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