Information Assurance (IA) focuses on protecting and securing sensitive information at organizational, governmental, national, and federal levels. The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and NSA’s Security Directive 42 requires servicing employee and military personnel to achieve the recommended IA guidance levels. This certificate assesses and demonstrates that the student has established credibility in vulnerability and threat analysis, IA security solutions, tiered security assessments, specific solutions for specialized needs, network security solutions that enable assured information sharing across security domains or between communities of interest, continuous monitoring, activity analysis, threat detection, threat warnings, attack alerts, security awareness training and support, cryptography, and infrastructure security engineering.
This certificate prepares an IT professional to seek higher level career positions such as Information Systems Security Engineer, Intelligence Analyst, Information Assurance Manager, Information Systems Manager, Security Policy Analyst, Security Planner, Security Auditor, and Chief Security or Technology Officer. Program graduates will master skills to contribute vital recommendations to the security of any organization through the protection and defense of the organization’s networks, systems, and information.
This program has specific admission requirements.
Total = 18 semester hours