The Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Security and Assurance online degree program at Robert Morris University prepares information technology professionals to recognize and combat information systems threats and vulnerabilities. The degree cultivates an appropriate knowledge of computer security, increasing the likelihood that the next generation of IT workers will have the background needed to design and develop systems that are engineered to be reliable and secure.
Examples of employers: Bank of New York Mellon, PLS Logistics Services, Education Management Corporation, Robert Morris University, FedEx, Thomson Reuters, Internal Revenue Service, UPMC
Positions: Analyst, Educational Technology Specialist, Applications Manager, IT Security Specialist, Assistant Vice President, Network Administrator, Desktop Support Technician, Software Developer, Developer
The M.S. in Information Security and Assurance is a 30-credit, online degree program comprised of 21 credits of required courses and nine credits chosen from advanced communications and information systems electives.
Core Courses - 21 credits
INFS6210 Hardware and Operating Systems
INFS6231 Network Technology and Management (N+)
INFS6240 Database Management Systems
INFS6490 Computer Network Security
INFS6760 Information Technology Security, Control and Assurance
INFS6830 Secure Programming
INFS6840 Information Technology Governance
Specialization Electives - 9 credits
Choose three graduate-level courses from selected communications and information systems offerings.
It is estimated that over 70% of the world’s financial transactions are processed upon mainframe-based enterprise information systems, and they need to be secure. Thus, the fields of Information Security and Enterprise Systems are expected to continue a rapid rate of growth. In turn, the need for professionals with technical expertise in developing and managing secure mainframe-based enterprise information systems, managing large amounts of information and data, and dealing with all aspects of security continues to grow. This online program will prepare you to function successfully in these rapidly changing fields.