Get skills that show you can keep data safe
Gain progressive skills to protect crucial data from hackers and viruses with a Master of Science in Information Assurance offered online, on campus, or a blend of both at Regis University. Your abilities will make a positive impact in an increasingly technology-focused world.
Obtaining a master’s degree in addition to industry certifications puts you ahead of the competition. Employers value the unique expertise a master’s level education provides for protecting the confidentiality, security, integrity and availability of data whether it is in storage, processing, or transit. Choose from two specializations geared for specific career tracks in cybersecurity and policy management. Both curriculums prepare you with transformative expertise for long-term career success, helping you grow with the constant evolution of computer security and the risks that threaten it.
Upon graduating, students have the foundational skills and knowledge to sit for in-demand professional certifications. Additionally, a master’s degree will waive one year of work experience depicted in the eligibility requirements for the CISSP exam. Even with the solid understanding of the concepts you gain from your master’s degree, we still recommend you still study for industry exams outlined below:
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
- Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP)
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Electronic Commerce Council
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
If you already have an industry certification or are considering one, keeping your certification current often requires maintenance. Master’s classes will often count for certain classifications of the CPE requirements. Additionally, Regis alumni gain the benefit of auditing classes in the IA program for only $150. In addition to having access to current and relevant training and education, these courses may count toward your required CPE credits. Confirm that classes available for audit will qualify for CPE credit by checking with the certification body.
- Cybersecurity Specialization
Study the fundamentals for securing entire data networks with specific courses on database security, risk analysis and policy, and computer and network forensics. This specialization will provide you with hands-on experience and time in our up-to-date labs.
- IA Policy Management Specialization
Learn how to plan for physical security breaches, disaster recovery, implementation of enterprise and architecture security systems, risk management, and auditing best practices. Through this specialization you will study the governance side of information assurance.
Regis University is a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the gold standard of educational instruction for computer and network security. Our flexible courses are offered on campus, online, or a combination of both, and modeled on the curricular guidelines and recommendations provided by:
- The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) 4000 training standards
- The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 Ten Domains of Knowledge
- Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
- National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
Whether you take classes online, on campus, or a combination of both, you’ll learn from the same classes taught by the same distinguished Regis University faculty. Courses use hands-on training to teach essential elements of the Information Assurance field and prepare you to make positive contributions to the vital task of keeping data safe.
Government and Corporate Information Assurance
Evolving technology means that information assurance and cybersecurity are a constant challenge for both our government and private industry. There is an ever-increasing need for information assurance professionals who can keep up with the latest strategies and techniques in the field. By protecting national security with the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency (NSA), Army, Navy, Air Force, and more, or defending private industry, you can be an important force in changing the world for the better.
Your Master’s Degree in Information Assurance will prepare you to excel in:
- Information Security
- Business Continuity
- Strategic Risk Management
- Corporate Governance
- Information Privacy
- Regulatory and Standards Compliance
- Disaster recovery
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