Online Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance Program

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Focused on the integration of information security technologies and real world business leadership skills, Norwich University’s online Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program prepares IT professionals with the management and leadership skills needed to cultivate lasting careers in the field of information security and assurance. The online Master’s Degree in Information Security & Assurance builds on your existing experience while delivering an in depth study of data security, risk management, team leadership and the technologies used for information security and assurance.

What Makes Norwich’s Online Masters in Information Security & Assurance Unique?
Designed for working professionals, the online information security and assurance degree is a comprehensive exploration of the information security life cycle. The program highlights the growing importance of information security and assurance to an organization in achieving its strategic and tactical objectives. The knowledge and practical skills students gain in the online program can support career growth opportunities and enable the implementation of company wide best practices in information security and management.

In addition to your core courses, you will also have a choice of three concentrations.
These concentrations include: private sector business continuity management, computer forensic investigation/incident response team management, and continuity of government operations (COOP).

Benefits of an Online Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance from Norwich University
• Go from theory to practice in an individual case study project that provides real world relevance
• Enjoy small class sizes and a direct connection to the faculty and other students
• Complete the program in as few as 18 months while staying active in your current career
• Learn online and on your schedule through an interactive learning platform

A nationally recognized institution of higher education with a long and proud military history of its own, Norwich University was established in 1819 and is the birthplace of ROTC as well as the first private military college in the United States. Norwich was one of the first early institutions to be recognized by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. Norwich University is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Why Pursue an Online Masters in Information Security & Assurance from Norwich University?
To focus on the area of information security and assurance that is most relevant to your career path and educational goals, choose from one of three concentrations uniquely designed to provide an in depth examination information security and assurance, risk management and information technology.

Private Sector Business Continuity Management - Explore business continuity management with an emphasis on the steps needed to develop a continuity plan and risk management program. Learn about the roles of a manager in developing a business continuity plan. Discover what it takes to effectively respond to a disruption in business operation.

Computer Forensic Investigation/Incident Response Team Management – Focus on computer security and incident response. Learn to create, train and manage a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). Examine the protocol for conducting computer forensic investigations and learn the tools and techniques for investigating in a civil or criminal environment.

Continuity of Governmental Operations – Examine the elements needed to develop a continuity of operations plan for a governmental agency. Learn to perform an organizational analysis, risk and threat analysis, mitigation and control strategy development and implementation, and implementing the organizational structure needed to sustain a continuity program over time. Discover new ways to develop protocol for and manage incident response.

For more information about the online Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program, the program concentrations, or admissions requirements fill out the short form on this page.